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Gulping bird vase-Japanese
One of my latest purchases is this bottle by famous Japanese artist Asakura Isokichi II (1913-1998).
He was a renouned kutani-ware Potter and a second generation master of the Asakura family kiln. His works are highly sought after and often copied. During his lifetime he received numerous awards and titles. There is a museum dedicated to this family of potter's.
It measures about 30cm and bears his mark. It also has its original tomobako.
Provenance : kitayamagallery.com
Hope you enjoy him like I do. He has a wonderful expression. Sadly the pictures don't do him justice!
A close up of the detail:
This one recently sold at a Japanese auction. It surpassed all expectations!
Very beautiful. I especially like the bird earnestly peering at something 😋 . Ko-Kutani stylings.
take it with a grain of salt
Ohh, is the bird putting his head up to gulp a fish down? Now I understand your description. 😉
take it with a grain of salt
Cool bird, almost cartoon like. It reminds me of ko-sometsuke, where they rendered a bird with just a few strokes.
He's lovely! Is that another bird next to him? I can't quite tell but it looks like a similar eye.
Yes you are right. There is another eye peering up. What is I don't know.
It's a type of artist works that has in my opinion various looks depending on the person viewing it.
Tomorrow hopefully my kinkozan will arrive. 💌
I can see it now Mark! He is looking back with his head resting on his body. In that last photo, I can now see the wing shape depicted in cross-hatching.
Isokichi works are a sort of revival of yoshidaya (edo period).
Nifty little bottle. This is a good reminder that more contemporary pieces can also be quite valuable.
Hi Mark -
Charming piece, my congratulations on acquiring ...
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