The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Japanese Bronze Lantern by Aida Tomiyasu

Japanese Bronze Lantern by Aida Tomiyasu


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1443232

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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Small soaring shapes pierce the roof and large birds are cast flying across the latticework of this bronze lantern by important 20th century artist Aida Tomiyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seido Chidori Mon Tsuri Toro. It is signed Tomiyasu in a cartouch on the lower outside and comes with the original artist made chain for hanging. The lantern is lined with paper and stands 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall, 27.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter and is in excellent condition. A light was inserted for effect on one photograph, no light is included.
Aida Tomiyasu (Ihara Meijiro 1901-1987) was born in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture and learned his trade under Yamamoto Azumi. In his early years he exhibited with the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai and Shokosho Kogeiten exhibitions. In 1942 he joined the Kosaikai art research society, eventually serving as its chairman. Post-War he would become an active member of the Nitten National Exhibition, ultimately serving as a juror and director.