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An unprecedented set of five excellent condition aka-e bowls by Miyagawa Chozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is (4 inches )10.5 cm diameter 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Makuzu Chozo (1796-1851) was born into the 10th generation of the Raku pottery family of Miyagawa Chohei and learned his craft from Aoki Mokubei. Still under his tutelage he opened a kiln in Makuzugahara, Kyoto, where his fourth son, Miyagawa Toranosuke (Makkuzu Kozan) would be born. During Mokubei’s time he worked with sometsuke, sansei, Aka-e and other porcelain wares, however following his passing he switched to traditional Kyoto style following Nonomura Ninsei. From 1851 he took the name Kosai.