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Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) & Takahashi Dôhachi VI (1881-1941)
Neo-Rimpa
Setsuchiku - Snow and bamboo
Signed: Sekka hitsu with kaô
Seals: Dôhachi
Technique: grey crackled Kyoyaki, wth tetsu-e, iron oxide, underglaze design of bamboo, covered with ‘snow flakes” from slip and perforations to outline bamboo leafs. Ø 19 x 9,5
Date: 1920s
Box: signed by Dôhachi
Condition: fine

Kamisaka Sekka was born in Kyoto in 1866, the eldest of six sons. At the age of sixteen, Sekka began his artistic studies with the most prominent teachers in Kyoto, but it was only after a trip to Europe (Glasgow) in 1901, and exposure to the European tradition of industrial design, that his own sense of design and its importance to everyday life blossomed.
While Sekka studied industrial design, kogei, he also explored the decorative arts tradition of the Rimpa School of which he became a master. He worked at the prestigious Kyoto City Municipal Museum and the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and Crafts. He exhibited at, and was judge for, the Kyoto Art Association, the San Francisco Great Exhibition, and the Domestic Industrial Design exhibitions. He received numerous imperial commissions and honours, and was decorated several times by the Japanese and French governments for this work.

Reference:
Kyoto 2003 p. 326

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.

Reference:
Kyoto 2003 p. 327

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