The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Rare Edo p. Japanese Genpin-yaki Pottery Bowl

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1800: Item # 1396636

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An elegant Edo period Mokko-Gata bowl decorated in gosu floral motifs over yellow under a clear glaze from the kiln established by Chinese Ming émigré Chin Genpin (Chen Yuanyun 1587-1671) around 1660 in Nagoya under direction of the Daimyo of Owari Province Tokugawa Mitsutomo. The piece makes use of Seto clay covered in a combination of imported yellow glaze and local glazes mimicking the popular Annan Yaki of Southern China and Vietnam. It is 15.5 x 11 x 7 cm (6 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Chen Yuanyun (Jap. Chin Genpin) was born in Zhejiang and studied at the Shaolin Temple in Heinan. He traveled to Japan on more than one occasion, the first in 1619. A gifted linguist, he became affiliated with many of the growing literati class in Nagasaki and would later travel to Kyoto and Edo where he became a favorite of the Shogun. He taught Confucian doctrine at the Domain School of Owari province from 1638, and with the fall of the Ming Dynasty shortly after remained in Japan. For more on Chin Genpin (Chen Yuanyun) see Articulating the Sinosphere by Joshua A. Fogel