Seifu Yohei III Relief Blossom Japanese Tea Bowl
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1153466
PO Box 456
Allen, TX 75013
This bowl has a scalloped rim and relief design inside the bowl. The design looks like a plum blossom spinning as it floats on the surface of the water.
Diameter: 2.5 inches
Height: 1.25 inches
Age: Meiji (1900 - 1910)
According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in Japan. In 1893 Seifu became the first ceramist to be admitted to the Teishitsu Gigei-in and in 1895 he was made a member of the Order of the Green Ribbon.