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Mochizuki Gyokkei (1874-1938) & Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915)
Kashibachi, bowl for sweets - Kikuhana, Chrysanthemums
Signed: Gyokkei ..
Seals: Chikusen, Fushimi ki..jûgo .. sônen
Technique: grey pink gohonde kyôyaki with a brown tetsu-e painting of a chrysanthemum Ø 18.5 x 6
Date: Autumn 1910
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Gyokkei, a painter in the tradition of the Maruyama-Shijô school was the son and pupil of Mochizuki Gyokusen (Shigemine) (1834-1913).

Aburai p. 382

Miura Chikusen I was the second son of Watanabe Ihei owner of the tea store Kazuyasu-dô in Teramachi Nijô. In 1867 ,13 year old, he began his training under Takahashi Dôhach III (1811-1879). Sixteen years later In 1883 he left his teacher and established his kiln at Gôjôsaka 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 1,035