Asai Ichimo 浅井 一毫
gold and white teapot with sparrows and bamboos
size: width (longest) about 9.4cm height (from the lid to the bottom) about 8cm
condition:tea around the rim, partial peeling of gold
On the pure white body, the branches and nodes of the bamboos and the leaves are drawn powerfully and beautifully in gold, and a sparrow flying between the bamboo and the bamboo is drawn. But the scene does not be drawn glaringly and gold color is melted in the white background. Rather, it is neatness.
Three sparrows are drawn in this work, but the groundwork of the sparrow is red, and on it the wings and eyes are drawn in gold. Probably, it is thought that the technique of Japanese lacquer was applied to drawing.
On the lower left side of the handle of teapot is written “Sosentei”. It is said that “Sosen-tei” was given by a high nobility in 1866. In 1868, when Daishoji clan opened a trading company in Kyoto and Osaka, Ichimo built a kiln in Osaka and worked on product production and expansion of its sales channels. It is thought that Ichimo had contact with the nobility.
A history about this work is affixed to the back of the special box. The person who gave this teapot wrote in black ink brush “Meiji nine years … Mr. XX teacher’s homecoming … ” It seems that this teapot was the one of the tea set.
about creator asai ichimo 浅井 一毫
About the creator of this work, pleas search “collection of Asai Ichimo and his history.”
|date of exhibition||2019.10.2|
|selling & buying||under consideration|