Hatta Itsuzan, his works and history

Hatta Itsuzan, his works

red and gold bowl with peony figure and three legs

What is drawn on this bowl, which stands firmly on its three legs, is a majestic large-flowered peony, and a bird perching on a branch with its head down seems look at the below peony. (continued)

brocade small pot with a flower-and-bird figure and lid

The small pot looks like a rather large teacup with lid, but it is believed that these small pots were exported to the Westerns for use to store candy and bonbons. (continued)


Hatta Itsuzan, his history

Hatta Itsuzan 八田 逸山

The year of birth and death of Hatta Itsuzan is unknown.

However, it is found that Hatta Ituzan learned porcelain painting from master craftsman Sasada Yuzan (1840- 1914), or that Hatta was asked by pottery merchant Ennaka Magohei (1830-1910) to create the export kutani, or that master craftsman Ishino Ryuzan (1861-1936) was a disciple of Hatta. From these facts, it is thought that Hatta Itsuzan was active in the middle of the Meiji period.

In addition, the fact that the creation was asked by Ennaka and big pottery merchant Watano Kichiji, who carefully selected excellent Meiji kutani and exported it, shows that Hatta was one of the master craftsmen of Meiji kutani. In particular, his works with red and gold paintings or brocade are now inherited.