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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Leaping Fish & Waves, Mizusashi by Sawada Sozan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1940: Item # 1423925

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Leaping green fish soar up the sides over tempestuous crackled celadon waves crashing over the matte blue of this exquisite Mizusashi fresh water container by Sawada Sozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes with a pottery lid as well as a black lacquered lid (Kaebuta). It is 18 cm (7 inches) tall, 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sawada Sozan (1881-1963) was born in Kyoto and graduated the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He attended the Arts Department of Columbia College in the United States where he researched design, and after touring Europe, returned to Japan in 1907 where he established the Sawada Design Institute in Kyoto. He designed textiles, posters, sake labels alongside his exploration of the clay medium. In 1917 he established a kiln in the Momoyama district of Fushimi in Southern Kyoto (this box is signed Momoyama Sozan Saku). He exhibited with the Bunten-Teiten- National Exhibitions and eventually was selected to serve as a judge there. From the mid ‘30s, with the darkening of world affairs, he began to focus more on private exhibition. Several works are held in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.