Suwa Sozan 1st Small Buddha
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: item # 1102374
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
This beautiful small Buddha(Syakamuni)seated is made from white porcelain by Suwa Sozan the First(1852-1922).
Suwa Sozan came from a military family.
He worked in porcelain, first in Tokyo in 1875; from 1879 to 1900 he worked in Ishikawa-ken, then moved to Kyoto, where he worked with Kinkozan until 1906, when he set up his own workshop in Gojozaka.
He seems to have specialized in ceramic carving and in the making of celadon.
He was made an Imperial Artist in 1917.
It is said that he won a bronze medal at the Japan-British Exhibition in 1910, but his name does not appear in any of the catalogues, perhaps he exhibited under the name of a commissioner.
The condition of this prety buddha is in excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline.
A noble and graceful figure.
This Buddha statue will surely relieve your heart.
It comes with original signed wooden kiri-box Tomobako.
Artist mark "Sozan" on the base.
Dating from Meiji period, 19th century.
Measurements about: 6.8cm(2.67") Width, 4.2cm(1.65") Length, 8cm(3.14") Tall.