|Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) & Takahashi Dôhachi VI (Kachûtei) (1881-1941)|
Sake cup - guinomi: making tea: Staying in the realm of sincereness with Tea and Zen as its treasuresSigned: Tessai okina & Dôhachi
Technique: Kyoyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with a hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 5,7 x 4,4
The inscription reads: 謹泊之鄉，茶禪之宝 Kinpaku no kyô, chazen no takara.
Staying in the realm of sincereness with Tea and Zen as its treasures
Takahashi Dôhachi VI was born in Kyoto as the second son of Dôhachi IV (Michiyori Kachûtei) (1845-1897). He studied with his father as well as with his brother Dôhachi V. He also studied at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Laboratory. He inherited the title after his brother’s death and he became Dôhachi VI in 1915. At the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Shôwa in 1928 he produced a large flower vase. Dôhachi VI was known for his blue white porcelain and sencha,/i> ware.
Kyoto 2003 p. 327