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100. Odake Chikuha (1878-1936) and Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1847-1920)
Kyôyaki
Kashibachi, bowl for sweets - landscape
Signed: Chikuha
Seals: Kiyo
Technique: Grey gohonde Kyôyaki with a blue tetsu-e underglaze painting of a landscape Ø 20 x 7.7
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Chikuha was born in Niigataken, the older brother of the painter Odake Kokkan (1880-1945). He first studied the Nanga style. When he went to Tokyo he became a pupil of Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913) and Kobori Tomone (1864-1931). He was a frequent exhibitor and prize winner (1915) at the government-sponsored Bunten exhibitions; later he became active in the Teiten. He painted in a delicate traditional manner.

Reference:
Roberts p. 123
Araki p. 643
Aburai p. 9

Rokubei IV (active 1883-1913) was the eldest son of Rokubei III (1820-1883). He studied painting with Shiokawa Bunrin (1801-1877). After his father’s death he inherited the headship of the family’s ceramics business. He was a close friend of Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) and of Kôno Bairei (1844-1895). In 1884 he established the Ceramics Commercial and Industrial Association. He actively studied design and participated in the Yûtôen, a study group organized by Asai Chû (1856-1907). In 1913 he retired due to poor health

Reference:
Sekka, Kyoto 2003 p. 326

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,000