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Up for sale is this "Kiyomizu Rokubei (1738-1799) Antique pottery pitcher #3965" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 16cm (6 19⁄64in)
- height: approx. 7.5cm (2 61⁄64in)
- weight: 570g (gross 888g)
- condition: hair line cracks
Kiyomizu Rokubei (1738-1799)
In 1738 (Year 3 of the Genbun era), the first Rokubei was born as Koto Kuritaro in Yosumi Village in the Shimakami District of Settsu Province (modern day Takatsuki, Osaka), son of the farmer Koto Rokuzaemon.
During the Kannen era (1748-51) he studied pottery making under Ebiya Seibei in Gojozaka, Kyoto. Afterwards, in 1771 (Meiji era year 8) he became independent and took the name Rokubei. Through the "Kiyomizu" seal he received from his teacher Ebiya Seibei, he came to be called Kiyomizu. He was awarded a seal with the character 清 (pure) to use as his mark as well as the pen name "Gusai".
The first works were primarily tea cups, making use of his specialty characteristic Kaname and Herame patterns. He expanded to create Shigaraki, Seto-lacquer (iron lacquer), Gohon, and blue and white porcelain works. Prince Miyamasa Hitonori of the Myoho Temple commissioned him to make black Raku ware tea cups, for which he recieved the "Rokume" seal. He was thus added to the prince's culture salon, where he became acquainted with artists Maruyama Okyo and Matsumura Goshun, and the writers Ueda Akinari and Murase Kotei. He undertook making literary-styled tea sets for Akinari and Kotei, and in his later years was highly praised for his Ryoro teapots. He died in 1799 (year 11 of the Kansei era). Presently, the 8th generation of Rokubei continues to make pottery.
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