Otagaki Rengetsu | Teabowl

Otagaki Rengetsu | Teabowl

SKU: R1749

In Japan, when prized ceramics, especially those associated with chanoyu (the tea ceremony), were broken or damaged, they would be mended using lacquer that was often further embellished with gold or silver. Such repairs can have inherent artistic value, while imparting prestige to a vessel and its owner. 


In the future


and long life - 

two sprouting leaves

to grow a thousand years.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Tea bowl

Glazed ceramic

Height 8 cm (3 in.) 

Box with inscription (the poem) and collector's seal.


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Bachmann Eckenstein