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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White Japanese metal Vase with birds by Kataoka Kokan

White Japanese metal Vase with birds by Kataoka Kokan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1446916

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A beautiful mid-century metal vase, hand formed and etched with birds, by Kataoka Kokan. It comes enclosed in an unsigned wooden box accompanied by the artists card. The vessel is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter, 23 cm (9 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Kataoka Kokan (1928-1988) studied metalworking under Kōshun Hiramatsu (1896-1975) an important figure in the applied art scene of the Kansai region who along with Banura Shōgo (1901-1982) and Nishi Daiyū (1923-2013) co-founded the Gendai Kōgei Bijyutsuka Kyōkai (Contemporary Arts and Crafts Association) in 1961. Kōkan was a member of both that organization as well as the Nihon Kinko-sakka Kyokai (Japan Metalworkers Association). Works by the artist is held in the collection of the Tokyo University of the Arts Museum.