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Mitsui Hanzan (1881-1934) & Mokusen
Nanga/Seikajiyaki
Sencha tea set: tea pot - chachô, water cooler - yuzamashi and 5 tea cups - meiwan
Signed: Hanzan senshi sha & Heian Mokusen
Seals:
Technique: Kyoyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration.
Box: signed by both Hanzan and Mokusen
Condition: Crack at the spout of the watercooler, all others fine

The set to prepare sencha (steeped green leaf tea) and consists of a chachô (tea pot), yuzamashi (water cooler) and 5 meiwan (tea cups).
Each of the decorations and calligraphies is different from the other.

茗碗 Meiwan (tea cups), Ø 6,3 x 3,8 cm. different inscriptions
湯冷 Yuzamashi (water cooler), Ø 7 - 10,1 x 4,8 cm.
茶銚 Chachô (tea pot): pines, Ø 4,2 - 6,7 x 6

Mitsui Hanzan was born Kagawa prefecture. He was a pupil of the Nanga painter Toichi Ôyô. After his death he went to Kyoto and became a pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). in 1922 with Ikeda Keisen (1863-1931) Konô Shûson (1890-1987) and Tachika Chikuson (1864-1922) Hanzan founded the Japanese Nanga Academie (Nihon Nanga'in).

Reference:
Araki p. 2305
Aburai p. 370

Availability: On Request