This masterfully crafted Bizen tea bowl was made by Kaneshige Kōsuke 金重晃介 (*1943) who is the third son of Bizen master and 'Living National Treasure' Kaneshige Tōyō 金重陶陽 (1896-1967). However, as this example shows Kōsuke became a master of its own. The harmoniously hand-formed tea bowl has a perfect ash glaze of a triangular shaped yellow and black crust that is culminating in a single glaze drop on the lower rim of the bowl.
Kōsuke's works have been awarded many times and were acquired by important public collections such as the Santory Museum of Art,
the Niimi Museum of Art, the Ibara Municipal Denchū Art Museum and the Okayama Prefecture Museum of Art.
This high-class item has a signed wooden box and an extra black-lacquered paulownia wood box for additional protection.