Mt. Fuji Vase by Tominaga Genroku
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1940: item # 535906
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|A superb Tominaga Genroku vase in the shape of Mt. Fuji with the top draped in a white porcelain snow cap and the body of the vase in a striking celadon glaze. The vase measures 7 1/2" high and is 4" diameter at the top and 8 1/2" diameter at the base Condition is excellent. It is signed on the base. Tominaga was an important figure in the Japanese porcelain world of his time. He began the Genroku Studio (Genroku gama in Japanese) 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. The Ureshino Yaki potters operated under the protection of Lord Nabeshima in the mid 18th century, and produced many porcelain wares. In mid-Meiji, Genroku Tominaga revitalized a kiln and it was named "Genroku" gama. His products were very highly regarded. The Genroku kiln lasted until 1934. For an example of Genroku's work, see "Treasures of Imperial Japan - Ceramics from the Khalili Collection" pp. 40 & 78. Excellent condition with only some minor rubbing to the gilt on the mouth of the vase. Genroku is generally classified in the same top caliber as Makuzu Kozan and Seifu Yohei III. A fine and important piece !|