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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Miyanaga Tozan II Hakeme Kinsai Bowl

Miyanaga Tozan II Hakeme Kinsai Bowl

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1970: Item # 1400657

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A beautiful modern form by Miyanaga Tozan II covered in dark rust colored glaze supplanted with a whisk of gold enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Inside is pale crackled glaze typical of Kyoto pottery. It is signed on the base Tozan. The bowl is roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, with some toning in the crackled inner glaze typical of use.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studied art in Europe before returning to Japan in 1902 to devote himself to the production of ceramics, with great emphasis on celadon, one of the most difficult of all ceramic wares. He was direct teacher or mentor to a number of prominent artists including Kitaoji Rosanjin and Arakawa Toyozo. He was succeeded by his adopted daughter who brought a refreshing variation of color and delicate touch to the porcelains they produced. The kiln is now in the third generation, run by his grandson.