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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A set of ten dishes

    MIURA KENYA (1825-1889)

    Price Realised  


    A set of ten dishes
    Miura Kenya (1825-1889)
    The rounded rectangular dishes, each decorated in cream and black and various coloured glazes with flowers and foliage including wisteria, peony, maple, plum blossom and pines
    Each 18cm. wide (10)

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    Kenya started making pottery at the Chomeji-in in Mukojima in Tokyo in 1875 after a varied career as a shipbuilder for the shogunate, a brick-maker (the first to do so in Japan, in 1869) and a creator of clay dolls. His work owes much to Kenzan and to Ritsuo, who influenced Kenya's use of lacquer in his overglaze enamel decoration.

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