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Pretty Japanese Hexagonal Porcelain Chawan by Seifu Yohei IV
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Pretty Japanese Hexagonal Porcelain Chawan by Seifu Yohei IV

The size of Chawan: 4 7/16 " across the other side, 4 15/16" corner to corner x 3 3/16" High (113 mm, 125 mm x 80 mm). This is pretty Japanese Porcelain Chawan (Bowl) with Hexagonal shape. Chawan was made from porcelain type body, but not earthen. It has three windows done in Akae (red plolychrome design), other three windows with Sometsuke design. All design are in Sansui, Landscape design. The condition of Chawan excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline other than some Jikan. Jikan which is not forced hairline. Please see inside bowl photos. Jikan was made(caused) when the temperature differentiation in air when item are removed from kiln or while in the kiln. Jikan is not consider as Kizu (forced damage/defect). Chawan came with Tomobako. The cover of Tomobako in Japanese writing, "Akae Sansui Zu, Rokkakuu Kei, Chawan" (Red painting landscape design, Hexagonal Chawan) with the chop seal of Seifu Yohei IV. Inside cover has Seifu Zo, Seifu IV’s signature as well as chop seal. There is embossed seal of Seifu Yohei IV inside bottom rim. Dating of Chawan from before the war, 1930-1940'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 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 collectors 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. Please see additional photos for Tomobako picture at #1402223.
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