|Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) & Tomioka Haruko (1847-1940)|
Kôro, three legged plumblossom shaped bowl for scent (The world is full of fragrance?)Signed: Tessai .. & Haruko zô
Technique: Fine cracled glazed with a black tetsu-e, iron oxyde underglaze decoration Ø 13 x 9,8
Box: Signed by Tessai
滿天地清香 -Tenchi ni seika o mitsu: To add heaven and earth with clear fragrance.
variant of 清香满乾坤, which has the same meaning
Box inscription outside: 梅花式香濾 umehanaa shiki Kôro, Kôro for the plum blossom ceremony
inside: 富岡春嫗造 鐵斎之人加筆並題署 時大正六年二月「印」鉄斎
Tomioka Haruôna zô Tessai jin kahitsu heidai sho ji Taishô rokunen jûichi gatsu [seal:] Tessai
The old ladyTomioka Haru[ko] fired, Tessai added his brush, Taishô 6 (1917)
Sasaki Haruko was born into a Samurai family in Iyo (today Ehime Prefecture) the third daughter of a Sasaki Tei. In 1872 she married Tomioka Tessai.