A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma
A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma

MIMURA TŌKEI (1885-1956)

A Japanese Bizen pottery sculpture of Daruma

c. 1911 Japan

Offered by Max Rutherston Ltd

£2,500 gbp
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With characteristic salt glaze.

The gilt copper ear-ring and the lacquer and yak hair fly-whisk are by Robert A. Soanes (born 1969)

Apparently the Meiji emperor commissioned a figure of Hotei from the artist.
Good overall condition, with no cracks or significant chips
Dimensions
Height 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
Stock Code
143
Medium
Bizen salt glazed pottery
Signed/Inscribed
Incised inscription: Bizen Inbe Mimura Tōkei nijū nana sai no saku with impressed seal Tōkei, meaning that it was made when the artist was 27 years old, i.e. in 1911-12
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