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Hirao Chikka (1856-1939) with Takahashi Dôhachi VI (1881-1941) and Yamada Kokô (1852-1935)
Chawan, tea bowl - Mount Fuji - Chishû setsu, thousends years of snow (in commeration of the 150 th anniversary of the death of Ike Taiga)
Signed: Chikka sanjin sha & Senshû yuki Kokô dai
Seals: Dôhachi & Arina ô hyakugojûnen (150 years)
Technique: grey glazed kyôyaki with a light underglaze painting and calligraphy Ø 12 x 6,5
Date: 1925
Box: signed by Chikka and Dôhachi Shakin (wiping cloth) sealed: Kachûtei
Condition: fine

Chikka was born as the son of a potter in the service of the kiln of the daimyô of Sasayama, Tanba prefecture (present day Hyôgu). In Kyoto Chikka became a pupil of the Shijô school painter Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). After his death Chikka studied with the Nanga painter Tanômura Chokunyû (1814-1907). He traveled extensively on his own as well with his teacher, to absorb the various local traditions. He was a founding member of the Nihon Nanga-in organization of painters and an important Nanga painter in the Taishô and early Shôwa years

Aburai p. 325
Araki p. 665

Kokô was a calligrapher who lived in Kyoto. He studied calligraphy with Chô-Sanshû (1833-1895).

Takahashi Dôhachi VI was born in Kyoto as the second son of Dôhachi IV (1845-1897). He studied with his father as well and his brother Dôhachi V (1869-1914) but also studied at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Laboratory. He inherited the title after his brother died in 1915 and he became Dôhachi VI in 1915. Dôhachi VI was known for his blue white porcelain and sencha ware.

Kyoto 2003 p. 327

Price: EUR 750 / USD 855