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 Bamboo Vase, Silver & Gold on Red by Eiraku Zengoro XVI
Please refer to our stock # TCR7106 when inquiring.
Bamboo grows thick and sturdy on this Akaji Kin-Gin-Sai style of gold and silver glaze over red-glazed porcelain vase by Eiraku Zengoro XVI enclosed enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing an annotation by 13th head of the Omotesenkei School of tea Sokuchusai (1901-1979). It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condtion,
Eiraku Zengoro XVI (Sokuzen, 1917-1998) was born into the house of the 15th generation Eiraku Zengoro. However, losing his father at 15 he was immediately enrolled in the Kyoto School of Crafts and took over the family name in 1935. From 1937 to 1945 he fired from a kiln on the grounds of the Mitsui residence in Kanagawa prefecture as well as from Kyoto. Married at 25, his first son was born two years later, but he lost his wife in 1945, the same year he stopped working at the Mitsui kiln and Japan’s war effort collapsed, hurling the country into an era of uncertainty. As one of the 10 providers of tea ceramics to the main tea schools, he was able to get the family kiln moving again and prospering by 1949. During the 50s he exhibited both contemporary and traditional forms in the Top venues, Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi as well as at the Matsuzakaya. After a lifetime of production he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1986 from Kyoto. Work by the artist is held in the Kyoto National Museum among many others.
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