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.

Kiyomizu Rokubei VI Large Square Vase


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1970: Item # 1414474

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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 $920.00 
A large vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI covered in his signature Shikohanyo (Mixed Purple and Red) Glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hogen-Toyo Kabin. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition dating circa 1960.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the Meiji they began producing tableware for export and special pieces for government-sponsored exhibitions under Rokubei IV. Rokubei V (1875-1959) led the kiln into the 20th century, and his son, Rokubei VI (1901-1980), would assume lead in 1945, taking the kiln through the tumultuous years after the Second World War.
Rokubei VI graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, then the Kyoto Special School of Painting, before apprenticing under his father in 1925. He exhibited frequently and was often prized at the National Bunten, Teiten and Nitten Exhibits, where he later served as judge. He took over the family name in 1945. He was subsequently lauded abroad, in the USSR, France, Italy, Belgium and was appointed a member of the Japan Art Academy. In 1976 he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit for his lifelong devotion to promoting Japanese pottery traditions. His works are held in numerous museums throughout the globe.