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Mouhitsu Hosoji Kutani ware Censer By Tamura Kinsei
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Mouhitsu Hosoji Kutani ware Censer By Tamura Kinsei

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1920: Item # 1169860
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A small sized Kutani ware censer decorated with motif of chrysanthemums and calligraphy inscribed on a circular base and on the lid's hand scroll like design,all the work meticulously executed by hand. On one sides of the censer is a small detailed calligraphy of the entire poetry collection of the Manyoshu and Shinkokinshu. On the side with the silvery circular design are two poems, one from the Manyoshu, composed by Otomo no Yakamochi reads: In the garden, among the bamboo groves, the bush warbler often sings, yet now snow is falling. The other is composed by Emperor Meiji in 1910: Seeing the mountains and sea, as a garden from a top the pavillion, while the light through the window, is the Autumn moon shining. The calligraphy is done by Tamura Kinsei (1887~) a noted artist who specialized in doing fine calligraphies on Kutani ware. Bottom contains a cartouche seal saying, Kutani. Age: Taisho Period. Size: Height: 3.75" Width: 2.75" Length: 2.75"