Teabowl, by Raku Ichinyū


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Ichinyū was the fourth generation of the Raku line of potters. He died in 1696, aged 59. He took the name Ichinyū when he became a lay Buddhist in 1691 and went to live at the Baiko temple at Yamada near Kyoto.

He typically uses a black glaze with an underlying slight reddish tinge. His teabowls characteristically have a small foot compared with this of the other Raku masters.

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  • Title: Teabowl, by Raku Ichinyū
  • Date Created: 1600/1699
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 7.80cm; Width: 13.00cm; Depth: 13.30cm; Weight: 868.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: glazed
  • Registration number: 1992,0525.60
  • Production place: Made in Kyoto-shi
  • Producer: Made by Ichinyu
  • Material: pottery
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Donated by Schmitt, Johannes Nikolaus. Donated by Meade, Mareta