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Ikai Shôkoku (1881-1939) with Daimaru Hoppô (1879-1959)
Kyôyaki sometsuke
Teppatsu, begging bowl - Rural cottage at dawn
Signed: Shôkoku ga and kaô
Seals: Hoppô
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain Ø 18 x 10
Box: signed by both painter and potter
Condition: seal mark at the inside, otherwise fine

Box inscription:
田家の暁 嘯谷自題「印」嘯谷 雪中菴北峯製「印」雪中庵
Denka no akatsuki Shôkoku jidai Rural cottage at dawn [seal:] Shôkoku, [signed:] Setchûan Hôppô sei [seal:] Setchûan

Shôkoku was born in Kyoto. He studied under Taniguchi Kôkyô (1864-1915) and graduated from the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine arts and Crafts in 1900 and he was immediately accepted as a professor at the Kyoto University of Art.

Reference:
Roberts p. 51
Araki p. 2487
Aburai p. 21

Hoppô was born in Kaga in Ishigawa province. The Kutani ceramist Ôkura Seishichi (1835-1918) taught him to decorate porcelain. In 1899 he went to Kyoto and from 1906-1909 he lived in China. There he taught the technique of porcelain at the Hunansheng Zhitao Xuetang, the Academy of Ceramics in Hunan province nd at the same time he studied the history of Chinese porcelain. Back in Kyoto he was considered one of the best porcelain artists.

Price: EUR 1,200 / USD 1,320