Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot


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Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby Saladin » Jul 9th, '12, 16:29

Greetings,

The pottery bonanza continues. Here we have a vintage Hagi ido chawan with a nice, tall, split kodai. It is thought that such a split would have been use to secure rope when tying a tall stack of bowls together for transport. I have no idea if this is an original box, or cloth, or of the age. No cord on box. This bowl has some gorgeous fawn spots and nice staining, also a tea patina. I'm not sure of how many stages of Hagi transformation this one has been though, but it will only get better with age, unlike my creaky knees alas. It feels good to hold, is very well potted, and miraculously has no chips! I'm guessing first half of the 20th century? Asking $60 shipped ups

Thanks for looking!

John
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Re: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby Saladin » Jul 9th, '12, 16:38

more pix.
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Re: Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby Saladin » Jul 9th, '12, 16:41

One more picture! :D
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Re: Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jul 10th, '12, 21:36

This piece is awesome. I wish I could replicate the fawn spots in my own work :(
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Re: Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby Saladin » Jul 11th, '12, 01:54

Shawn, try an EPK slip in a neutral atmosphere. Sometimes I get them ( smaller and more subtle) if the glaze has some pinholes.
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Re: Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby TwoDog2 » Jul 13th, '12, 03:34

Saladin wrote:Shawn, try an EPK slip in a neutral atmosphere. Sometimes I get them ( smaller and more subtle) if the glaze has some pinholes.


When you say pinholes, do you mean that the glaze is not a complete cohesive layer? ( Like leaving an intentional empty spot )
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Re: Saladin: Vintage Hagi chawan with split foot

Postby Saladin » Jul 15th, '12, 16:16

Sorry for this slow reply. A pinhole can either form during the firing as a bubble or blister in the glaze that never melts smooth (think gas steaming out of a volcano) as on an old shino teabowl, or a small bare spot may form during the actual glaze application when the viscus glaze pulls away from itself over a tiny imperfection or crack in the clay. In either case oxygen may enter that small hold in the glaze and change the color of the claybody or slip during the firing. Technically a pinhole is a glaze flaw and shouldn't happen of modern commercial china etc, but it of course was a delight to Momoyama tea masters.
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