From our recent Japanese Acquisitions – A Treasure From A National Treasure’s Teacher
Comes this Japanese large extremely finely detailed cast iron vessel with wonderful relief band designs of beautifully articulated seated male spotted deer on one side and an equally attractive seated female spotted deer on opposite side; both comfortably nestled among thinly expressed palm fronds. The studio pot is accented with a pair of simple lug style side handles, several wisps of floral plants on its upper neck and finally a signature on its lower edge. Although made of iron, the material contains iron sand grains, which gives it a natural texture, and the shape and design of the deer are quite delicate and elaborate.
Signed : Syuuzan
We also include the original wooden kiri wood collector signed storage box tomobako plus we will also include an original letter notation from the previous collector (photo) translated as:
“Katori Hotsuma, (1874-`1954) Artist was an acclaimed first Order of Culture as a craftsman and professor of the University of the Arts. His son is a Living National Treasure.”
Dimensions: 8.5 inches tall to top edge and 9.5 inches diameter mid section.
About Katori Hotsuma
Living National Treasure Masahiko Katori is his eldest son. After graduating from the metal casting department of the Tokyo School of Art, he studied under Masaoka Shiki. His monument won the silver medal at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair.
In 1933, he became a professor at Tokyo Fine Arts School. He taught at the Tokyo School of Art until 1943, teaching the history of metal casting and metal carving. Established the Tokyo Metal Casting Association and Craftworkers’ Association with comrades.
Established the Arts and Crafts Division of the Teiten and became a member of the committee. He became a member of the Imperial Art Academy (a member of the Imperial Art Academy in 1937) and was awarded the Order of Culture.
Master crafted with fine details.
Quality: excellent relief with an original attractive patina.
Only one available
Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. We are members of NAJGA- North American Japanese Garden Association.
Our gallery based in Newport, Rhode Island USA has been dealing in authentic Pre-Columbian, Japanese and fine Asian art, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. Our president personally travels across America as well as Japan and Europe each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition.
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