|Stockno.:||K20-031||Artist:||Hannya Kankei 般若勘渓 (b.1933)||Description: ||Large bronze pear-shaped sahari bronze vase. Sahari or kyōdō is a subdued coloured alloy of copper, tin and lead, which occassionally also includes silver. Hannya Kankei is specialized in using sahari metal alloy for his bronze casting.
With original box, signed ‘Hannya Kankei’, with artist seal. Inscription on the box reads ‘bronze flower vase’ (seidō hanaire 鋳銅花入). Also comes with cloth with artist seal.||Signed:||On the bottom with two artist seals reading ‘Kankei’.||Size:||Height: 26.2 cm||Condition:||In fine condition.||Price:||Euro 1450 SOLD||Reference:||Hannya Kankei (given name Hannya Shōzō) is a metal work artist from Takaoka, known for high-quality copper craftsmanship. He is the fourth generation of Hannya family foundry, manufacturing high-quality copperware since 1870 (his father is Hannya Yokichi, his brothers Shigeo (art name Sōka, b.1928) and Tamotsu (b.1941) He studied metal casting under living national treasure Katori Masahiko (1899-1988). He has won many awards and prizes: thirteen times the Award of Excellence at the Kinkō Shinsaku-ten (New Works in Metalcraft), in 1969 exhibited for the first time at the Nihon Dentō Kogeiten (Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition), winning the Nihon Kogeikai prize in 1973, Encouragement prize in 1982 and Asahi Newpaper office prize in 1985 at the Nihon Dentō Kogei Kinko Ten (Japan Traditional Metal Crafts Exhibition). He has also created numerous modern metal replicas of ancient tea ceremony kettles for the Imperial Repository collection of the Imperial Household.|