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Kanzan Denshichi Japanese Dragon & Phoenix Tea Bowl

Kanzan Denshichi Japanese Dragon & Phoenix Tea Bowl

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Kanzan Denshichi (1821 - 1890)

1862: Settled in Kyoto & took the name Denshich Terao

1863: Changed name to Shontei & then to Kanzan Kato

1867: Moved to the Kiyomizu Gojozaka district

1870: Became the first potter in Japan to employ Western pigments

1872: Changed name to Kanzan Denshichi

1873: Received commission for Western Style table service from Imperial Household & opened factory

1885: Reorganized his company & changed the name to Kanzan Toki Kaisha (Kanzan Ceramics Company)

1889: Sold Kanzan Toki Kaisha

**This information came from Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics.

Diameter: 3.375 inches

Height: 1.75 inches

Age: Meiji (1872 - 1889)

Mark: Kanzan

Condition: Very good