|70/2. Kunii Õbun (1833-1887)|
Natsu chawan, summer teabowl - Hototogisu, cuckooSigned: Kanchû oite Dai-Hakurankai shoku Õbun sha, kaô
Seals: Gosho-Nai Dai-Hakurankai shoku rakutô tôkôzô oite
Technique: Wheel-turned red raku with a black, tetsu-e underglaze painting Ø 14.5 x 5.5
Condition: old lacquer repair in the rim, otherwise very good
Õbun was in a direct line a descendent of Maruyama Õkyo (1733-1795) and therefore he is considered to be the fifth head of the Maruyama school. He studied under Maruyama Õritsu (1818-1875) and he carried on the Maruyama tradition into the Meiji period.
Roberts p. 123
Araki p. 2729