A Japanese vntage Kyoto Satsuma unusual porcelain vase is made and signed by Kanryu Nensei.. It is a very unusual and lovely vase with the popular Satsuma crazing. It appears to have been made between 1950-1960. A beaker shape is hand formed with a bulbous bottom and fanned open top, the beaker is a trumpet-shaped vase, This is a stunning Japanese porcelain vase. This gorgeous vase is hand decorated and painted in underglaze blue on the neck design and overglaze enamels of colorful butterflies and vines with heavy gold gilt. all over. We have had a vase similar to this before, and while it could have been made for export, also believe that we found in traces back to the Kanryu temple in Kyoto. Other similar items were found to be made by Kanryu Nensei. and as inscribed in the gold seal script cartouches, This gorgeous vase is in excellent condition with no cracks chips or repairs.
Size Height 8 3/8 inches or 21.27 cm, Diameter at widest 6 inches or 15.24 cm
Kyōto-shi 京都市 and Kyo-yaki 京焼き
Kyoto most often called Kyōto-shi 京都市, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Heian-kyō, the Heian Period capital of Japan that has become the present-day city of Kyoto. As a result the making of Kyoto Ware most often called Kyo-yaki 京焼き, has spread out from the center of Kyoto to regions around Kyoto. It's population is one of many generations of families of potters including many notable and famous potters.
Kyoto Ware has a wide range of ceramics with the expression of regional characteristics, such as Seto, Mino, Shigaraki, Ko-kutani, and Ko-imari. By the end of the Edo era, because of the influence of the Chinese paintings, there were some predominant artists in the Nanga Style Paintings, such as Taiga and Gyokudo who played important roles in the emergence of two tastes in Kyoto and Kiyomizu Ware.
The city of beautiful artwork is of many generations of families of potters with the skill of the potter being handed down through each generation. It is said Kyoto Ware is deep, for it shows the mixture of the diversified ceramic essence. Needless to say, Kyoto Ware is the pride of Japanese tradition.
Most have now switched from traditional climbing kilns for the firing,to electricity or gas. As a result and due to the many various glazing techniques brought to use by the newer generations of potters over the last 60 years or so, a new style of Kyoto Ware has emerged. Some of the most modern looks, new skills, and well-known potters art are currently known for their Kyo-Ware or Kyo-yaki for pieces during the second half of the 20th century for more modern pieces.
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