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 Japanese Toyoraku Chawan Tea Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1445596

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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Nobori Fuji, sign of the Imperial family, splay there ascending flowers on the red tame-nuri covering this Toyoraku pottery tea bowl decorated inside with what appears to be hollyhock, symbol of the Tokugawa family, between splashes of Oribe green. With both the Hollyhock and Kiri flowers, this could be in celebration of the fact the kiln received official patronage from both the Shogunate and the Imperial household. Stamped using the seal of the Third generation Toyoraku (1779-1864) inside the foot ring, it is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in overall fine condition. There is much color infused into the crackled glaze proving it was well used. It comes in a custom made wooden collectors box.
The Toyoraku tradition began in the mid 1700s, however it was the fourth generation head of the household (Toyosuke IV 1813~1858) who moved the kiln to Kamimaezu in Nagoya and began applying lacquer and Maki-e to the works. He was succeeded by his son, Toyosuke V (d. 1885) who passed the kiln to his own son Toyosuke VI, (d. 1917), who was highly lauded in his lifetime and made pottery on order of the Meiji emperor, his pieces being selected for international exhibition. The family lineage ended in the Taisho period.