The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1244057 (stock #TCR4521)
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A flambé iron glazed bowl by Miura Chikusen dating from the early 20th century enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-3/4 inches (17.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition signed on the base Heian Chikusen.
Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1241323 (stock #TCR4488)
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An Aka-e Tea Leaf storage urn (Chaire) and accompanying Chakin stand for use with Chinese style steeped green tea by Seifu Yohei, both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes. Difficult to attribute, this is possibly the work of the fourth generation head of the family (1871-1956). The Chakin tsustsu is titled Aka-e Shikunshi-zu Cha Kin Tsutsu (Decorated with the Four Friends of Winter in Red) and is 2-1/4 inches (6 cm) tall...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1233501 (stock #TCR4437)
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Rakan (Saints) populate en masse the surface of this round vase by Seifu Yohei signed near the bottom with an inscribed Seifu. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall roughly 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition. It is not clear to which member of the Seifu family this belongs, I believe by the signature possibly III or likely V.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1221410 (stock #TCR4357)
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$1,100.00
Phoenix strut among scrolling vines on this, the largest work I have ever seen by representative 20th century porcelain artist Kato Keizan. It is 16-1/2 inches 42 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is no box. Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. He established himself in the same neighborhood in Kyoto, where he became well known for celadon and Chinese based porcelain forms...