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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Seifu Yohei V Japanese White Ceramic Koro Censer

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Floral patterns are engraved into the white glazed body of this koro incense burner capped with a silver rimmed pierced lid by Seifu Yohei V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born into the 5th generation of the illustrious Seifu family Seifu Yohei V (1921-1990) was handed the reins upon his father’s illness and death in the wake of the Japanese capitulation ending World War II. He was just 25 years old, trained in the family tradition of Chinese and carved pottery styles, as well as having studied literati painting under Tanomura Shochiku. Struggling to regain solubility in those desperate times, he became disillusioned, and after losing the family kiln in the re-development of the Gojo-zaka pottery district, he left the ceramics world for a while, delving into the two-dimensional realms of painting. With the encouragement of friend Tsukinowa Yusen, he re-entered the ceramic arena with a new vision, combining his painterly tradition with that of the potter, creating vivid, colorful pots or sculpted works such as this.