Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Antique Japanese Byobu Osae Screen Holders
Please refer to our stock # TCR6984 when inquiring.
An imminently charming pair of ceramic screen holders in the shape of mandarin ducks covered in black glaze over which has been applied gold enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. They are quite heavy, made to hold a folding screen from moving while the summer winds were blowing through the house. Each is roughly 4 inches (10 cm) tall. One wing has been repaired. Although unmarked these 19th century beauties are likely from the Kikko Kiln. The Kikko Kiln was established in Osaka in the opening years of the 19th century by Iyo native Toda Jihe, who had learned the ceramic arts in Kyoto under all of the great names of the time, Kiyomizu Rokubei I, Ryonyu the 9th generation head of the Raku family, and Ninnami Dohachi among others. He would be known as Jusanken Shogetsu. After being noticed by then Daimyo of Osaka area Mizuno Tadakuni, he received the kiln name Kikko. His works were distributed as gifts among the Daimyo, and he was called to work in many fiefs creating “Niwa Yaki” kilns throughout Japan. During the Meiji the kiln would be split into two continuing lineages, one using Jusanken stamp, the other Kikko Shogetsu.
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