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.
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Exquisite Japanese Sencha Inspired Vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1950: Item # 1414399

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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An exquisite vase in flambe red tinged with deep lavender by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koto Beni Ichirinsashi (Flambe Bean Red Single flower vessel). The form is both elegant and understated, a trademark of the Japanese aesthetic, while harkening back to Sino-roots. It is 9-1/2 inches (24.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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.