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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Miura Chikusen Koro Incense Burner with Rosewood Lid

Miura Chikusen Koro Incense Burner with Rosewood Lid


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1970: Item # 1432254

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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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 $1,200.00 
A yellow porcelain koro with agate capped rosewood lid by Miura Chikusen IV wrapped in a silk pouch and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm diameter (4-1/2 inches) plus the handles, and in excellent condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the age of 13, before establishing his own studio in 1883. He was a feature in the literati community of Kyoto and was well known also as a painter, poet and calligraphist. His porcelains were considered of the highest grade throughout the Meiji era, and are still highly collectable today. The Eldest son took over after his father assuming the family name as Chikusen II, but died young in 1920 leaving a young child, whereupon his younger brother took over as Chikusen, III. However when Chikusen IIs eldest son was old enough, III relinquished the helm, appointing his nephew Chikusen IV (1911-1976) and assuming the name Chikuken (Chikken). Chikusen IV continued the family practice with exceptional Porcelains through the mid Showa era, relinquishing to his son in 1972. The kiln continues, currently under the management of the fifth generation.