A tsubo (storage jar) By Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959)
Lot 471*
A tsubo (storage jar)
By Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959)
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 51,000
Lot Details
A GROUP OF CERAMICS BY ROSANJIN
The property from a Japanese private collection (lots 468-471)
A tsubo (storage jar)
By Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959)
Of typical squat medieval form, the coil-built body widening from a broad base to a curved shoulder, with a narrow out-turned mouth, the grey clay covered in a translucent glaze, painted in iron brown-black glaze with an abstract design of seven pine trees and three birds, with tomobako, the lid titled E-Seto hana-ire and signed with the katakana symbol Ro, and lacquered-wood double storage box. 24.2cm (9½in) high. (3).

Footnotes

  • For another example of an iron-glaze decorated jar, see Sidney B. Cardozo and Masaaki Hirano, The Art of Rosanjin, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco, 1987, pl.82. The painting of the trees on the present jar is similar to two paintings in ink on paper reproduced in the same publication, plates 97 and 99.
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