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79/1. Yamada Kaidô (1868-1924) & Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915)
Kashibachi, fruit bowl - Bôtan, Peony
Signed: Kaidôjin shai
Seals: Heian Chikusen sei
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 17.7 × 9
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Kaidô was born in Fukuoka. At an early age he studied with the Chinese painter Sôgyoku dôjin and with Hirano Gogaku (1810-1893). Later he studied with Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907) and on his own he also studied the style of Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924). He exhibited at the first Bunten in 1911. With Tachika Chikuson (1864-1922) they were the founders of the Japan Nangain. He was an important Nanga figure

Araki p. 2030
Haiku & Haiga p. 195
Norio p. 242
Berry '01 pp. 176-177

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).

Roberts p. 109

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,150