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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Unusual Large Edo p. Toyoraku Pottery Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1445665

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A rare large bowl of heavily crackled pale white glaze covered inside with red lacquer and decorated with black netting in the Toyoraku tradition. Toyoraku is generally decorated on the outside in lacquer, the interior being ceramic. This turns that image on end with all the decoration inside. It is 18.5 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall. There are 2 small colored repairs to the rim (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.