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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Rare! Antique Porcelain Beer Cups Kiyomizu Rokubei IV

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1452094

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A boxed set of six Art-nouveau influenced porcelain cups by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mugishu-nomi (Beer Cup) and dated to the Meiji period. The trumpeting forms are 8.3 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 12.2 cm (4-3/4 inches) tall and all are in excellent condition. The full inscription inside the box reads 9th month of Meiji ? 9, Received from the honorable Sugiura; The Fujioka collection. This is a very interesting set showing the advanced designs which were produced by Rokubei along with his more sedate traditional Japanese oriented works. And, to boot, specifically made for beer, not sake, shochu or spirits.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was born the first son of Rokubei III and headed the family kiln from 1883-1913.He studied painting in the Shijo manner under Shiiokawa Bunrin and had a brotherly relationship with his fellow student Kono Bairei (under whom his own son would study painting). He sought to revitalize the pottery tradition of Kyoto, bringing in new techniques and styles and together with artists like Asai Chu and Nakazawa Iwata took part in the Entoen group and with Kamizaka Sekka the Keitobi-kai. He also held a strong relationship with literati artists such as Tomioka Tessai and together with these artists produced many joint works. He fell ill in 1902, finally handing the reins over to the 5th generation in 1913.