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Workshop of Kinkozan Sobei, Plate with artist's signature "kinkozan zu" and painter's signature "shusan ga"

Kinkozan SobeiMeiji period (1868–1911), last 3rd 19th c.

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria

From the 16th century on, ceramics were produced in the southwest of Japan in the Province of Satsuma with eggshellcolored glaze and gold-colored decoration, which were however reserved exclusively for the estate of the Samurai. The great appeal of these ceramic objects for the first visitors to Japan during the Meiji period led to a mass production of ceramics with decorations in the Satsuma style. The studio near Kyoto founded by Kinkozan Sobei VI (1824–1884) marked the start of production of Satsuma porcelain specifically oriented on export. Other craftsmen went to Yokohama straight away with their workshops. This plate shows a summer dance event (bon odori) rendered in richly detailed and highly skilled painting.

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  • Title: Workshop of Kinkozan Sobei, Plate with artist's signature "kinkozan zu" and painter's signature "shusan ga"
  • Creator: Kinkozan Sobei
  • Date Created: Meiji period (1868–1911), last 3rd 19th c.
  • Location: Japan, Kyoto
  • Subject Keywords: Asia
  • Type: Stoneware
  • Rights: Photo: © MAK/Georg Mayer
  • External Link: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
  • Material and Technology: Stoneware with painting in enamel colors, iron red, and gold on the glaze; Satsuma ware
  • Inventory Number: Ke 8088
  • Artist: Kinkozan Sobei

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