Yabu Meizan, Satsuma Tea Cup with Maple Leaves

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Artist: Yabu Meizan (1853 - 1934)
Title: Satsuma Tea Cup with Maple Leaves
Date: Early 20th century
Size: Height 8.5 cm x Diameter 8 cm

Original Japanese antique.

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Yabu Meizan was considered to be one of the greatest ceramic artists of Japan during the 19th and 20th century. He was born in Osaka in 1853 and studied painting techniques on ceramics in Tokyo, returning to Osaka, where he established his workshop, in 1880.

Characterized by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs, Yabu Meizan created a new form of intricate artwork. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aid of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paint-work. During the 20th century, he simplified the motif of his designs to appeal to a wider audience and correspond to the fashion of the period, while maintaining his attention to detail throughout.

Unrivaled by any artist of this period, the theme of freely-drawn maple leaves on these artworks is a fine example of a simple design and finely delicate workmanship.

 

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Artist Name Yabu Meizan
Dimensions Height 8.5 cm x Diameter 8 cm
Condition Report Minor gilt loss.
Subject Flowers & Botanical
Product Date Early 20th century

Yabu Meizan


Yabu Meizan was considered to be one of the greatest ceramic artists of Japan during the 19th-20th century. He was born in Osaka in 1853 and studied painting techniques on ceramics in Tokyo. He returned to Osaka and established his workshop in 1880. He created a new form of intricate artwork characterised by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aide of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paintwork. During the 20th century, he adapted his work to appeal to a wider audience through simplification of designs in keeping with the fashion of the period, maintaining the attention to detail throughout.

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