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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Antique 19th century Japanese Hirasa Bekko Chawan Tea Bowl

Antique 19th century Japanese Hirasa Bekko Chawan Tea Bowl


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1427464

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
tel.81-75-201-3497
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 $1,600.00 
A very rare Tortoise Shell Glazed bowl from the Hirasa area of Satsuma which appears to date from the Bakumatsu era in the mid to later 19th century (Late Edo to early Meiji period). It is 12.3 cm (5 inches) diameter, 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall. It comes wrapped in a conventional silk pouch in a kiri-wood collectors box titled Sansai Chawan. Hirasa is said to have begun in 1786 as the personal kiln of the Hongo Clan, Lords of Satsuma, the southernmost kingdom on the south island of Kyushu.