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Antique Japanese Signed Mokubei Ceramic Scholar

Antique Japanese Signed Mokubei Ceramic Scholar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1070940

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku

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Sensational Mokubei (lived 1767-1833) scholar figurine in polychrome enamels. Famous as a potter working for the Lord of Kii and later the Lord of Kaga where he opened his own kiln. He used to stick his head far into the kiln during firing to ascertain the temperature of the heat by the sound of the fire. Later because of this he lost his hearing and changed his name to Robei, 'which means deaf. His figurines were highly prized for the sencha tea world. This scholar sits with brush and book. Ask for shipping quote. Excellent condition. H:9" x W: 8"