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Fine Japanese Seiji, Celadon Bowl with double fish by Seifu Yohei IV
stock #170301

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Fine Japanese Seiji, Celadon Bowl with double fish by Seifu Yohei IV

The size of;Bowl: 7 3/4" Dia x 2 3/4" High. This is beautiful Japanese and fine Seiji, Celadon Bowl with Two Relief work fish in the center of bowl. The bowl is made by Seifu Yohei IVThe each fish has little iron glaze. Tis is copy from Chinese Seiji, Celadon bowl. The bowl came with Tomobako as well as Tomonuno. The cover of Tomobako has Japanese writing "Seiji Sakana Mon"(Celadon with fish design). Inside cover has "Seifu zo(made)" in Japanese with chop seal of Seizan. The tomonuno had gourd red seal of Seifu. The condition of Bowl, excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline as well as no warp. It is beautiful Bowl. Please note inside foot rim has sands sticks which is Kamahi (original kiln flaw) from inside kiln. Dated after Seifu Yohei III passed away, around 1920's.

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 Shusai (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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