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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Porcelain Bowl Decorated w/ Masks by Ichikawa Tetsuro & Taizan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1930: Item # 1453752

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An unusual porcelain bowl stamped on the base Taizan and decorated with old masks in cobalt pigment by the well-known carver Ichikawa Tetsuro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated mid-summer of 1928. Between each mask, engraved into the surface but not colored is what appears to be a description of each mask and where it is held (for example Todaiji Temple). The artists signature is also engraved in this manner. The bowl is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ichikawa Tetsuro (1901-1987) was born in Tokyo and apprenticed in wood carving in the ancient capitol Nara under Kano Tessai (1845-1925), becoming one of his last and most accomplished students. He received the name Tetsuro (taking the first character of his teachers name) at the age of 22.