Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Set 7 nesting cups by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV
Please refer to our stock # TCR8255 when inquiring.
A unique set of 7 nesting katakuchi bowls with serving spouts in various glaze techniques by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in a period wooden box annotated by the fifth generation Rokubei, the inscription dated Autumn of 1943. The smallest cup is 5.5-6 cm diameter, the largest 15-16 cm diameter. The largest bowl has been broken and repaired with gold lacquer; the others are all in excellent condition.
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.
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