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Detail
Detail
artist :TANIKO, GENZAN
age :contemporary
size :Dia18.5 x H36(cm)
size :Dia7 1/4 x H14 1/4(inch)
box :Original wooden box w/signature
An ornamental vase with a traditional shape. Typical of Kyo-satsuma ware, there are cobalt (lapis lazuli) borders at the top and bottom painted over with bamboo. A pair of peacocks and maple leaves and flowers are painted on the sides with enamel and gold. The intricate pattern is drawn with painstaking care and gives insatiable appreciation to the viewers.
Comes in a wooden box with the artist's signature.
 
About the artist
Born in 1935 in Mie, Japan, Genzan Taniko studied under First Generation Genzan. At present he manages his kiln while nurturing the now very few hand-painting craftsmen.
He maintains the traditions of Shobei Kinkozan and Yohei Taizan, who won high praise in Europe and the U.S. during the "era of world expositions" at the end of the 19th century for their Kyo-Satsuma works.
Every process at Taniko's kiln is done by hand, from the intricate sketches to enamel painting and gold trimmings. Each one of the works goes through a very time-consuming process, in which there are four phases of firing counting from the unglazed firing stage.