|Yamamoto Kôun (1874-1950)|
Chawan, tea bowl - Reishi, fungus, Nyoi ennen, Enjoy longevitySigned: Kôun sanjin
Technique: Beige raku yaki with a blue tetsu-e, iron oxide underglaze painting Ø 12.8 (11.9) x 7
Condition: baking flaws, otherwise very nice
Inscription reads: 如意延年 Nyoi ennen - Enjoy longevity
Kôun, was the brother of Sekisô (1872-1944), the second son and pupil of Yamamoto Baisô (1846-1921). Baisô, a pupil of Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863), was considered to be one of the three Nanga masters together with Kodama Katei (1841-1913) and Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915).
Araki p. 1405