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Suma Taisui (1868-1955) with Sawamura Tôsai I († 1941)
Kyôyaki sometsuke
Kashibachi, Cake bowl - Fûki, Butterbur
Signed: Taisui
Seals: Tôsai
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke, blue and white porcelain from the Sawamura kiln at Gojô near Kiyomizudera Ø 17.9 x 9.9
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

Box inscription outside lid: 瓷鉢 Jihatsu, ceremic bowl 音羽山陶哉造 「印」□
Otobasan Tôsai zô (Made by Tôsai at the Kiyomizu temple) [seal:] illegible
Box inscription inside lid: 富貴(蕗) 對水画「印」? Fûki, Butterbur [signed:] Taisui ga [seal:] illegible

Taisui lived in Osaka, he studied with Kubota Tôsui (1841-1911) who introduced him to the style of the Shijô painter Nishiyama Hôen (1804-1867). Taisui was the owner of the famous restaurant: “Kichô”

Around 1918 Tôsai I started the Sawamura kiln at Gojô near Kiyomizudera. In 1941 after his death the second generation took over.

Price: EUR 800 / USD 880