Meiji Bijutsu

Edo-Meiji Period Porcelain Shuhai by Eiraku Wazen

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1296506
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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A superb delicate porcelain shuhai (sake cup) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912). It was made in the famous Kyoto Eiraku kiln at the time Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896) was running it.

Eiraku Wazen was a twelfth generation potter. His father Hozen (1795-1854) was the first to use the name Eiraku. He was successful in mastering Chinese Ming dynasty pottery techniques, especially Kinrande, in vogue in Kyoto at that time. His son Wazen, whom he instructed, was a master calligrapher and painter.

This particular cup is made in the classic style of Ding porcelain ware from the Song dynasty (960-1279). Its inside is masterfully carved revealing two "Ho-o" (Fenghuang, in Chinese), one male and one female, a motif inspired by classic Chinese art.

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The shuhai is in very good condition. It bears the Eiraku signature and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.9 cm (2.8 x 1.2 in), weight 33g (1.2 oz)

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