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Takebe Hakuhô (1871-1927) & Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915)
Futa kôro - Lion lidded Incense burner - Nadeshiko, Coronation
Signed: Hakuhô with kaô & Chikusen sei
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 artists
Condition: fine

Hakuhô was born in Osaka, the son of Takebe Yoshitoyo an illustrator of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. After a study on Ukiyo-e from his father he switched in 1897 to the Shijô style under Nishiyama Kan'ei (1833-1897), son and pupil Nishiyama Hôen, at the Naniwa Painting School

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).

Roberts p. 109

Price: EUR 900 / USD 1,017