Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Japanese green studio crackle ware vase with applied silver floral motifs. With tomobako. The foot is signed Shofu Katei (1870-1928). Small wear losses.

Shofu Katei was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. He later moved to Kyoto where has was adopted into the prestigious Shofu family kiln to create Japanese ceramics. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.

Dimensions: 5" W x 7 1/2" H (Tomobako 6 1/2" x 9" H)
item #1381475