43. YI3



Japanese porcelain kingfisher celadon glazed hare’s fur tea bowl, chawan, covered overall on the base and interior with a finely streaked hare’s fur glaze pooling in the well, the glaze thinning at the brown rim and above the short foot rim.

5 3/8 inches, 13.6 cm diameter.

Kawase Shinobu, 2013.

Wood box, described as ‘kingfisher celadon tea bowl’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the white silk cloth, with the seal, shin-en.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included in the 18th solo exhibition at Kandori, The New Otani Hotel, Tokyo, titled Shin-En (Deep Sea), 2013; similar examples are illustrated in the hardback catalogue, nos. 8, 9 & 11.
  • From a Japanese private collection.
  • A similar tea bowl was included by Joan B Mirviss Ltd. in the Kawase Shinobu exhibition, The Blossoming of Celadon, Seiji no Kaika, 2014, front and back cover of the brochure; a blue hare’s fur example dated 2017 was included by the Musée Tomo, The Kanjitsu Kikuchi Memorial Tomo Museum of Art, Tokyo, in Fifty Years in Making Celadon, The Special Retrospective Exhibition of Kawase Shinobu, 2018, illustrated in the catalogue, no. 71, p. 87.