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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Lacquered Pottery Set w/gold maki-e and Mother of Pearl Designs

Lacquered Pottery Set w/gold maki-e and Mother of Pearl Designs

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1439751

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A pair of Toyoraku style (Horaku) pottery hi-ire braziers with crackled pale glaze inside, outside covered in black lacquer, one inlayed with mother of pearl plum blossoms, the other gold and red lacquered chrysanthemum. The Chrysnathemum is acompanued by the Imperial Nobori-Kiri Crest on a soft, chocolate brown lacquer with gold rim, the plum shimmering purple on midnight black. One is slightly larger than the other, averaging about 12 cm (4-5/8 inches) tall. There is one slight abrasion in the lacquer (see close-up photos) otherwise are in excellent condition. They come wrapped in antique clouth pouches in an age darkened wooden box titled Sogen-yaki Hi-ire. Watanabe Sogen (1792-1871) was a member of the Owari provincial Lords household who married the daughter of 11th Urasenkei Master Gengensai. He created pottery and lacquer ware in the high styles of Kyoto, employing such luminaries as Raku Ryonyu, Uemura Hakuo and Hirasawa Kuro in his temple based studio.