|Umemura Keizan (1866-1934), Saitô Kairaku (dates unknown)|
Set of 5 bowls, decorated with Nanten, Pine, Bat, Hôju and BeeSigned: Keizan
Technique: fine crackled beige kyôyaki with underglaze brown tetsu-e, iron oxide decorations Ø 13,3 x 2.8
Date: Autumn of 1923
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Umemura Keizan studied with the Shijô painters Suzuki Mizuhiko (1848-1901) and Imao Keinen (1845 -1924).
Aburai p. 64
Araki p. 2047
The potter Saitô Kairaku was a pupil of Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896). After Wazen passed away, Kairaku became independent and started his own kiln at Saga, Kyoto. In 1935 he opened a new kiln in Saga at Tenryûji.
He has left many works as fine as Eiraku Wazen.
Price: EUR 600 / USD 684