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Striking Shishi Design Vase by Seifu Yohei IV with Tomobako
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Striking Shishi Design Vase by Seifu Yohei IV with Tomobako

The size of Vase: 11 3/4" High x 4 1/2" Dia Widest. This is very beautiful and handsome Japanese Vase by Seifu Yohei IV. The vase is done by Ceramic body which has crackle glazing finish. It is not soft earthen body. The shaoe of vase is tapered down to bottom. Bottom area end size diameter is 3 3/4" Dia. Top opening is 2 13/16" Dia. Bottom Rim area is 3 1/4" Dia. The vase has very attractive contour shape. Very sophisicated finished top and bottom area. There is raised band finish upper 1/3 area as photo showing. Two shishi design front and back are painted in Shu-Iro (Japanese Red). Shishi's painting done in dynamically done with Rock formation between them. It has inscription signature of Seifu on the bottom of vase. It came with Kiri wood Tomobako. Tomobako top has Japanese writing, "Tosei Akae Shishi-Zu Kabin" (Ceramic made Flower vase with Shishi design). with chop seal o Seizan Seifu. Inside cover has "Seifu zo" (Seifu made) with Seifu chop seal. Condition of vase excellent, no chip no crack and no hairline. As the nature of Ceramic glazing process with heavier than porcelain glazing, there are some tiny needle point mini indentations (dimples or called pin holes) appear on the surface of vase which last photo in additional photo showing. These are normal conditin of this type glaze and not defects. Dating from prewar.

Seifu Yohei IV (Seizan: 1871-1951) The second son of Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) who was the member of Teishitsu Gigeiin(Imperial Household Artist member). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shosai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyu, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family and produced works mostly in his father's style. He won a number of prizes including the Golden Prize at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco in 1916 and the exhibitions of the Japan Art Association in 1916 and 1918. He produced several works for members of the Imperial family. His works has been collected by many world wide collectos since Seifu III are in British Museum as well as Tokyo National Museum and around the world. Recent trend is also toward to Seifu Yohei IV in same manner.
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