We are offering this beautiful and fine Porcelain Dinner set in Nabeshima Style were originally produced by Seifu Yohei III around Meiji 30, 1897 for 50 people servings. It is Customs made to one of very rich Japanese family in Fukui prefecture in Japan. Family have decided to divide sets for family members. We sold one set in privately. We had an opportunity to obtain another set which we are showing in here. We are fortunate and able to offer this set. Please let us know wheter you are interested in entire set or individually. We listed one large plate as well as Tea Pots separately. Seifu Yohei III made only few Japanese style, Washoku dinnerset entire life including this set as well as for one of US president we heared about.
Item #190312 Washoku Dinner Set by Seifu Yohei III with Tomobako and Tomonuno (limited). Each item are perfectly shaped and no chip, no crack and no hairline. Except noting on Tokkuri (1 pc w/chip). It has beaufiful Sakura Chelly Blossoms design handpainted in Nabeshima Style with lovely blue and white Tsuta design on each item. Porcelain quality is very fine. Each item with Tomobako and Tomonuno (on limited items, list chart indicating which box with tomonuno). Tomobako has writing by Seifu Yohei III on the cover as well as inside signed Yohei zo(made) and chop sealed. So as Tomonuno with Seifu marking. Each item piece has chop seal of Seifu on the bottom. The inscription by Seifu are only on #1 Large dinner plate 7 sun. The rest of items with Seifu's chop seal enbossed. Items were made from around Meiji 30, 1897. Please contact us if you are interested in this rare fabulous set by Seifu Yohei III.
Please note: the size showing below are in Inches, as well as Metric, millimeter.
1. Large Dinner Plate 7sun, Size: 8 1/4" D x 1 1/4" H.( 210 mm x 31 mm), 10 pcs. In Box.
2. Plate 5sun, Size: 6 3/16" D x 1 3/16" H (160 mm x 30 mm ), 9 pcs. In Box.
3. Plate 4sun, Size: 5 5/16" D x 7/8" H (136 mm x 28 mm ), 10 pcs. in Box.
4. Large Covered Bowl, Size: 4 7/8" D x 2 1/8" H (125 mm x 55 mm ), 7 pcs.in Box.
5. Medium Covered Bowl, Size: 4 5/16" D x 2 3/8" H (110 mm x 60 mm), 7 pcs. In Box.
6. Small Covered Bowl, Size: 3 11/16" D x 2 3/8" H (94 mm x 60 mm), 4 pcs.
another size Covered Bowl, Size: 4" D x 2 3/16" H (102 mm x 56 mm), 4 pcs.
/Total of 8 pcs In Box.
7. Small Bowl, Size: 5 1/8" D x 2 3/8" H (130 mm x 60 mm), 10 pcs. In Box.
8. Namasu Bowl, Size: 5 1/8" D x 9/16" H (130 mm x 40 mm), 9 pcs. In Box
9. Tea Cup, Size: 3 1/4" D x 1 3/4" H (82 mm x 45 mm), 10 pcs. In Box
10. Tea Pot/Kyusu Pair, Size: 4 1/2" D x 3 15/16" H (115 mm x 100 mm), 2 pcs. In Box.
11. Tokkuri. Size: 3 1/2" H x 4 15/16" H (90 mm x 120 mm), 4 pcs. In Box.
(please note: one Tokkuri has a chip at rim as llth photo showing chipped spot.)
Seifu Yohei III (Seizan: 1851-1914) was born in Harima no kuni (present Hyogo Prefecture) as second son of the Maruyama School painter, Okada Ryohei or Tokuho(dates unknown). He studied painting under Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) and then to Seifu Yohei II (1845-78). After seven years of training, he became fully capable of making ceramics. In 1872, Seifu Yohei II allowed him to become an independent potter and marrying Seifu Kuma, a younger sister of Yohei II, and he was given a new name Shinkai Seizan. He produced blue-and-white and white porcelain along with Ninsei, Kenzan and Mokubei style stoneware. In 1878, Seifu Yohei II passed away and Seizan's first son, Baikei, took over the family, but Baikei also died young. Shinkai Seizan eventually took over the family and changed his name to Seifu Yohei III in circa 1880. Yohei III focused on developing new clay and glaze techniques over the years. He was famous for his celadon glaze, ivory white body with intricate carvings, transparent glaze with pink shading and overglaze polychrome decorations. He won numerous prizes in national and international exhibitions including National Industrial Exhibitions in Tokyo 1890 and in Kyoto 1895, Chicago in 1893, Paris in 1900 and London in 1910. In 1893, he was appointed to a position of Teishitsu gigei'in, artist for the Imperial Household, and awarded the Medal of the Green Ribbon. On 15 July 1914, Yohei III died at the age of 63 from stomach cancer. In appreciation of his contribution to the Imperial Household, the cost of the memorial service was supplemented by Imperial Household Agency.