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Raku 3rd Donyu (Nonko) (1599-1656) Antique kuro-raku tea bowl #4307 for sale

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We can ship to America via DHL. About other countries, we will operate a layaway service for a while.

For American customers
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Up for sale is this "Raku 3rd Donyu (Nonko) (1599-1656) Antique kuro-raku tea bowl #4307" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.

- width: approx. 11.3cm (4 29⁄64in)

- height: approx. 7.8cm (3 5⁄64in)

- weight: 310g (w/ box 648g)

- condition: hair line cracks (no water leaked)

The Third Raku - Donyu, also Nonko (1599-1656)
Donyu, who was Jokei’s first son (Doraku being the 2nd) and a 2nd generation Raku-family descendant, went by the pseudonym or artist name Kichibe or Kichizaemon during his life, however, many people call him by his nickname ‘Nonko’.
Nobody clearly knows when Donyu began pottery making, however, he had enough time to learn pottery from his father, Jokei, and it’s thought that he also learned it from Honami Koetsu (a famous potter).
Donyu tried to develop a new raku ware style based on Rikyu-style tea bowls while incorporating his style and early Edo period trends.
It was considered that Koetsu developed the art style of Donyu.
The document ‘Honamikojoki’, written by Kosa, who was Koetsu’s adopted child, and Koho, Koetsu’s grandson, says that Donyu was the best potter, having exceptional skills and being a descendant of the Raku family, handed his tea bowls down to his offspring for them to learn the Raku family craft.
The document tells that Koetsu had a high opinion of Donyu.
However, it was difficult for Donyu to overcome his financial difficulties even though he was the best potter because the Raku pottery workshop was not oficial pottery workshop of Tokugawa during the feudal times.
There are clear differences between Chojiro’s tea bowls and Donyu’s tea bowls.
Chojiro’s tea bowls have a mat black glaze, on the other hand many of Donyu’s tea bowls have a glossy black glaze and are sometimes furnished with ornaments.
Donyu’s tea bowls are also bigger, however, thinner than Chojiro’s tea bowls. Chojiro’ bowls seem serious, modest and reserved, without flashy decorations while having a consistent form. On the other hand, Donyu’s tea bowls impress one with a sense of freedom in terms of artistic expression and flashiness, as Donyu likes to decorate his bowls and make them stand out.

There is an opinion that the nickname ‘Nonko’ originated from a flower vase which was gifted to Donyu from Sen no Sotan (a grandson of Sen no Rikyu). Sotan named the vase Nonko (possible meaning: self‐renunciation). Every time he went to visit Donyu, he would say ‘I am going to see Nonko’, which might mean that Nonko was his nickname for Donyu.
It is also said the nickname ‘Nonko’ originated from the early Edo period hairstyle trend ‘nonko’.

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+ We will via EMS (with a tracking number and insurance) and mark the package as a personal-use gift.
+ We only ship it to countries that accept EMS and addresses that PayPal accepts.
+ We will ship within 3 business days. Shipping time is usually around 2 weeks.
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+ We usually use corrugated cardboard box and Bubble Wrap for safe package.

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Please understand that delay, return, damage or loss due to customs or post office handling is not under our control.
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We accept returned items only if you contact us within 30 days after you receive the items. Return-shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility. When the items arrive at our office, we will refund you ASAP after checking the item's condition. 20% restocking fee may apply.
Even if you ask a cancellation before shipping the package, we may ask a 20% restocking fee.

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Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Our apologies, if the custom tax is necessary in your country, it will be your payment. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Tax and customs charges are normally collected by the delivery company or paid when you pick the item up. Please don't confuse these charges for additional shipping charges.

Please be sure to view photographs carefully in order to avoid errors. Many of the items we sell are vintage so please understand that they will not all be in perfect condition. Our goal is for your buying experience to be a pleasure. If there are any problems, please email us before leaving feedback as anything can be resolved with communication.

To customers buying tableware
Our products are mostly secondhand goods. We sell them in the same condition in which they were purchased, so please be sure to wash them thoroughly before actually using them.

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