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Beautiful Studio Porcelain Dish - Genroku

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Beautiful Studio Porcelain Dish - Genroku
A lovely studio porcelain dish by Genroku Tominaga (1859-1920) with a handsome ho-o bird surrounded by the kiri mon - emblems of the Empress. According to information on the "Imari.com" web site, Tominaga was an important figure in the Japanese porcelain world of his time. He began the Genroku Studio during the Meiji period with the goal of producing porcelain ware of the highest quality in the traditional manner of Imari Porcelain in the 18th century. Toward the end of Feudal Edo to the dawn of Modern Meiji, the production of Ureshino Yaki declined both in quantities and qualities and ceased at the beginning of the Meiji. In mid-Meiji, Genroku Tominaga revitalized a kiln and it was named " Genroku" gama. His products were very highly regarded. After his death, his sons attempted to continued the kiln work, but had a difficult time. The Genroku kiln lasted until 1934. This lovely dish is 6" long x 5" wide x 1 1/2" deep - signed with the Genroku seal on the base. For an example of Genroku's work, see "Treasures of Imperial Japan - Ceramics from the Khalili Collection" pp. 40. Excellent condition. Genroku is generally classified in the same top caliber as Makuzu Kozan and Seifu Yohei III. A rare, small example of this master's work.

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