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Beautiful Japanese Porcelain Mizusashi by Seifu Yohei IV w/Tomobako
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Beautiful Japanese Porcelain Mizusashi by Seifu Yohei IV w/Tomobako

The size of Mizusashi: 6 3/8" High x 5 7/8" Dia. This is very finely made Japanese Porcelain Mizusashi by Seifu Yohei IV(1871-1951). Mizusashi made with fine quality porcelain. Mizusashi has Makie Roiro Cover. Mizusashi has Large shell design which is carved and it has different glazing color than the rest of Mizusashi which has very attractive pale blue glazing all over the mizusashi as well as inside over white porcelain body. Carved design has There are two small shell design carved on the backside of Mizusashi with Mizumo(water grass) design painted underglaze. It came with Kiriwood Tomobako. The cover has Japanese writing, "Suisai-ji, Kai, Chouga" (water color, blue color porcelain with shell carved design). Large shell are has carved dept of 1-1.5 mm depth. "Mizusashi" (water Jug). With the chop seal of Seifu Yohei IV. Inside cover has, "Seifu Zo" (seifu made). With his chop seal. Mizusashi has carved inscription signature of Seifu Yohei IV on center of bottom Mizusashi. The condition of Mizusashi, perfect no chip, no crack and no hairline. Lovely condition. Dating of this Mizusashi from 1930's. Please note no Tomonuno, but I will supply orange cloth. The side label saying in Japanese same Seifu Yohei made, same title as Tomobako cover.

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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