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78/1. Takebe Hakuhô (c.1850-1920) & Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915)
Kyôyaki
Futa kôro - Lion lidded Incense burner - Nadeshiko, Coronation
Signed: Hakuhô with kaô & Chikusen sei
Seals:
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 10 x 9.5
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Hakuhô was a Japanese style Shijô painter from Osaka. He was a student of Nishiyama Kan'ei (1833-1897), the son and pupil Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867).

Reference:
Araki p. 562
Hempel '98 # 56

Chikusen I lived and worked in Kyoto. . In 1867, when he was 13 year old, he began his training with Takahashi Dôhachi III (1811-1879). In 1883, after he left his teacher and he established his kiln at Gojozaka in Kyoto. He became known first for his celadon ware, his different types of glazing and later for his imitations of various foreign wares. Moreover, he inserted a precious stone and coral in sometsuke porcelain, and sculptured it. In 1903 he translated the ‘T’ao Shuo’, the famous book on Ching-dynasty porcelains.
Chikusen also wrote poetry, was often found in the company of bunjin and painted with Chokunyû (1814-1907). He passed on the business to his son Chikusen II (1882-1920).

Reference:
Roberts p. 109

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,150