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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Rare! Seifu Yohei I Aka-e Porcelain Koro w/Silver Lid

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1472307
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A vibrant landscape separated by crimson clouds surrounds this koro signed in gold Seifu-zo surmounted by a fabulous solid silver lid. It is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Seifū Yohei I (1801-1861) was born the son of a Samurai in Kanazawa however aspired to be a potter. In 1815, he moved to Kyoto where he apprenticed under Nin'nami Dōhachi (1783-1855). He opened a studio in Fushimi before establishing another studio in the Gojōzaka pottery district. In 1847 the lord of Bizen invited him to assist at the Mushiage kiln. After returning to Kyoto he established another kiln, eventually passing this on to the second generation Seifu. He was a known literatus, and many works decorated by painters and scholars were made by him. He is held in the collection of The Met New York and the British Museum among many others.