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.
Antique Japanese Chawan Tea Bowl, Kiyomizu Rokubei V

Antique Japanese Chawan Tea Bowl, Kiyomizu Rokubei V

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1950: Item # 1406970

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Fabulous Hira-chawan draped in dark-chocolate and widely crackled thick white over a finely crackled thin white glaze by Kiyomizu Rokubei V wrapped in a crepe-silk pouch and enclosed in an annotated wooden box by Kuroda Totoan II. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, stamped on the base.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV. After the death of Bairei in 1895, he began taking painting lessons under Takeuchi Seiho. His first pottery piece was exhibited that same year at the National Industrial Exposition. The following year he was entered as a member of the newly founded Kyoto Ceramics research facility and was one of the founders of the Yutoen study group along with Miyanaga Tozan I, Kinkozan VII, and Ito Tozan I. He succeeded the name Rokubei in 1913. He was prized annually at any of a number of important National Exhibitions, and was honored as judge for the Teiten exhibition beginning in 1927, He was also granted one of Japans greatest honors when he was appointed a member of the Imperial Art Academy. Works by this very important artist are held in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and a great many in the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto among others