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 Toyoraku Lacquered Pottery Bowl Set


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1445664

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A set of Edo period Toyoraku red lacquered pottery bowls in an age blackened wooden box. The box is dated to the Tenpo era (1830s-1840s). The bowls are 12 cm diameter. Stamped in the foot with the seal of the fourth generation (1813-1858). Although all matching in style, one is taller than the other four. The bowls are overall in fine condition, with some minor losses to the lacquer where it bends around the foot ring (see close up photos).
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.