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Glass tea bowl by Yoshihiko Takahashi

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    Posted 12 months ago

    racer4four
    (597 items)

    Most glass artists in Japan have made items for use in the tea ceremony and this is a tea bowl made by eminent artist Yoshihiko Takahashi (1958-).
    Takahashi trained at the glass school at Tama University and after graduating spent two years working with glass in Germany. He then established his own studio in Kanagawa Prefecture where this bowl was made. His work is widely collected and held in museums and galleries world wide.

    It's very subtle at first view, but becomes more complex with study. The bowl graduates from colourless glass at the bottom to a very deep purple at the rim. A really unusual square foot in black glass has been added, and internally silver foil covers the patch where the foot is attached. The whole has then been sandblasted so it is satin in finish. Diameter 14cm height 8.5cm.

    It's a nice piece to have as an example of Takahashi's art.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      Beautiful purple tea bowl and wonderful background info, great post Karen
    2. IronLace IronLace, 12 months ago
      The silver foil patch is an intriguing detail - & it reminds me of a traditional repair technique used for Japanese ceramics - kintsugi (golden joinery). Although this is not a repair, there seems to me an affinity of sorts - to hide (& yet also draw attention to & beautify) the join between base & bowl. A fascinating piece!
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 12 months ago
      Drinking tea from such a bowl must be an artistic experience too.
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 12 months ago
      It has tones, texture and sculptural qualities......Knockout!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Jenni glad you like it, and I'm always happy to hear from you!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      IL I hadn't made the tie between that patch and kintsugi but totally get it. Great observation! It's such a Japanese thing, to highlight what others would prefer to hide.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Thanks Ken! I sometimes bluff photography but to be honest here I used the seller's photos after mine failed. In general Japanese seller's put up fantastic shots, better than I could do, but I never use them until I have the piece with me. I don't know if I'm still infringing copyright, hope not!!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Renedijkstra clearly you are a person with glass knowledge and it's great to hear your take on this.
      I'm not sure what you mean by the Reinbach period? Was this a German aesthetic movement you think may have influenced Takahashi?
    9. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Ivonne you are so right. Tea ceremony is a form of artistic contemplation for the Japanese, everything is sensual and needs time to appreciate. I can see this bowl being held, and turned, an appreciated between sips.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Yep, all three Peggy. Thanks :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Renedijkstra thanks, and I believe he was in Canberra inthe 90s.
      I'm pretty sure this is an original, I didn't show the photo but it is signed o the base and the signature looks legitimate.
      Thanks for all of your information.
    12. jbingham95 jbingham95, 12 months ago
      Very nice.I appreciate the history you provide with the very interesting items you post.
    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Very regal.. the purple and black are superb!
      Another home run Karen :)

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