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Mitsui Hanzan (1881-1934), Nakamura Tôkô II
Kyôyaki sometsuke
Kashibachi, fruit bowl - Matsu, Pine
Signed: Hanzan senshi sha
Seals: Tôkô
Technique: Kyoyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 16.4 x 6.7
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Inscription reads: 松色千年緑 Matsu iri chinen midori.
The colour of the pine will remain green for tenthousend years

Mitsui Hanzan was born Kagawa province. He was a pupil of the Nanga painter Toichi Ôyô. After his death he went to Kyoto and became a pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). in 1922 with Ikeda Keisen (1863-1931) Konô Shûson (1890-1987) and Tachika Chikuson (1864-1922) Hanzan founded the Nihon Nanga'in, the Japanese Nanga Academie.

Reference:
Araki p. 2305
Aburai p. 370

Nakamura Tôkô II. The current generation of the Nakamura potters family is Nakamura Tôkô V

Price: EUR 650 / USD 741