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Seifu Yohei III Meiji Kyoto Japanese Kyusu Tea Pot

Seifu Yohei III Meiji Kyoto Japanese Kyusu Tea Pot

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This nice teapot was created by Seifu Yohei III in the mid to late Meiji Era (1880 to 1890). It measures 4 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide and is in excellent condition. The signature is applied on the side of the teapot in white enamel.

According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in Japan. In 1893 Seifu became the first ceramist to be admitted to the Teishitsu Gigei-in and in 1895 he was made a member of the Order of the Green Ribbon.

Height: 4 inches

Width: 3 1⁄2 inches (excluding the handle & spout)

Age: Late Meiji (1880 - 1890)

Marks: Seifu Zo

Condition: Excellent