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 Drum Shape Mizusashi
Please refer to our stock # TCR8129 when inquiring.
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A pottery basin in the shape of a drum covered outside in swatches of colored lacquer in the style of wakasa-nuri with a black lacquered wooden lid. Inside is bereft of decoration but for two draperies of green glaze facing off on opposite sides. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) tall and in overall fine condition.
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.
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