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Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907)
Natsu chawan, summer tea bowl - Cow, calf and poem
Signed: Chokunyû Sanshô shiga (poem & painting)
Seals: Kosôbu (Kosôbe)
Technique: Kosobe-yaki, stoneware from Kosobe, with a tetsu-e iron oxyde decoration under greenish grey glaze. 14,3 x 5,5
Date: Spring of 1867
Condition: fine

Poem remains unread.

Kosôbe-yaki are ceramics produced in the Kosôbe district of Takasuki (Osaka-fu) since 1600. The kiln belonged to the Enshû nana gama (seven kilns particularly suitable for the production of tea ceramics favored of the great tea master Kobori Enshû.). It was closed down at the end of the Meiji period, but revived in 1979.