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A Fine Copper Red Kyoto Moulded Covered Porcelain Bowl
Bunsai workshop, Ogawa Bunsai, Meiji period, late 19th-early 20th century
finely potted white porcelain of circular form with deep curved sides and upright rim, the bowl painted in bright underglaze blue and copper red shinsha with two butterflies in flight to the interior and the exterior front and back with flowering branches of chrysanthemum, two white flowerhead moulded in high relief, the shallow dome-shaped cover with a knop similarly painted with chrysanthemum and three white flowerheads moulded in high relief, a butterfly in flight to the underside, a blue and white "kyo rakuson bunsai sei" six-character mark of the maker to the base of the bowl, some minor kiln flaw to the glaze, partly soiled
Bunsai is well known to have been five-generation Kyoto family potters. The first generation of the potter is said to have been most versed in constructing pottery kilns after visiting many local locations throughout the country between 1818 and 1830. In 1847 Bunsai I was retained by Ichijōkō in Kyoto where a new kiln was opened by the potter who taught the art of ceramics. Bunsai began manufacturing ceramics in his own family kiln in Gojōzaka in 1878. The maker of the current lot is thought to have been made in the same Bunsai workshop under the supervision of either Bunsai II (?-1887) or Bunsai III , as the yellow enamelled lidded bowl (item no.121105737325) that has been sold here. Bunsai's work was exhibited at the World Columbus Exposition (1893) "Bunsai
Ogawa, Kyoto, porcelain ware" in Group 91, no.396. The current family potter is Bunsai V (second son of
21.5 cm (8.46 in) maximum cross diameter, 12.5 cm (4.92 in) high including the knob
Undamaged with no cracks, chips and restoration. Some old wear to the glaze in general use.
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