Vintage Sometsuke Bonsai Hachi
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1940: Item # 1187132
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
This sublime bonsai hachi (pot for bonsai) is part of a series of mostly antique and vintage items that we recovered from the storehouse of a retired construction contractor. His house is located in the southern part of Kyoto, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji periods still stand. His son not being interested in inheriting his father's collection, we were asked to take them out, and we are now able to present them to you.
Bonsai hachi bear one or several holes to let the overflow of water through; they are usually kept outside, where the trees they host are grown. This small porcelain pot is handcrafted in exquisite details; two different landscapes are painted underglaze in cobalt blue, side by side and copied on opposite sides. They are reminiscent of classic scroll paintings. The work of a talented artist, indeed. The hachi dates from the first part of the 20th century.
Please let us know if you have some questions.
The hachi is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
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