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Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger with Birds and Flowers
Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger with Birds and Flowers
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A large Imari porcelain charger rendered with vibrant, multi-colored enamels on a pristine white surface. Traditional brocading along the rim with aoi-shaped cartouches and basket-weave design in mohammed-in-blue and iron red enamel leads to a fanciful arrangement of blossoming flowers in imaginative colors. Peonies and foliage burst out of a basket as butterflies and sparrows hover above. Contrasting shades of lime green, turquoise, mauve and iron red set this unique Imari charger apart from a... Click for details
Japanese Porcelain Three-Legged Bowl with Song Birds - Makuzu Kozan
Japanese Porcelain Three-Legged Bowl with Song Birds - Makuzu Kozan
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An iconic three-legged porcelain bowl encircled by a group of "talking" songbirds in delicate tones of rose, soft gray and black enamels. During the 1890s, Kozan employed his distinctive "fukie" painterly style for which he was known and honored. In this exquisite work, the lively portrayal of the songbirds is enhanced through the use of this novel technique - an innovation way before its time - resulting in this ceramic masterpiece. Characteristic Makuzu Kozan I under glaze blue signature seal ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate
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This Imari scalloped-edge plate with floral rondel has alternating panels decorated in rich enamels, floral brocading and ho-o birds creating a sunburst affect. This plate is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Diameter: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Porcelain Okimono of a Goose
Japanese Porcelain Okimono of a Goose
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A lovely Aritaware porcelain okimono of a recumbent goose naturalistically sculpted, its long white neck dramatically turned to preen its feathers. (The goose, among other of nature's delightful creatures, is found frequently in all manner of Japanese art - screens & paintings, cloisonne, ceramics, carvings, etc.) This particular sculpture is an excellent example of the artform, with the water fowl, carefully modeled, engaged in its everyday activities. The Toko saku incised signature is on the b... Click for details
Japanese Imari Tray with Seashells and Birds
Japanese Imari Tray with Seashells and Birds
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Here is a shallow Imari porcelain tray of oval form with scroll-shaped handles. A band of maple leaves amid vines decorates the rim in gilt and salmon-hued enamels. Two cartouches with birds amid sakura and kiku decorate an energetic scene of a foamy whirlpool surrounded by seashells, clams, and seaweed. It is in very good condition, wear commiserate with age. Hichozan mark on base Length: 15.5", width: 12.75" 19th Century, Japan
Pair of Japanese Imari Vases with Cranes
Pair of Japanese Imari Vases with Cranes
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A stunning and unusual pair of Fukagawa vases, their bodies decorated with ogee-shaped brocading along the rims in gray and turquoise enamels. Elegant red-capped cranes at the base of a gnarled pine burrow their beaks into their bodies, surrounded by blossoming peonies. On the reverse, a lone crane soars in mid- flight. Brilliant tones of gray and cobalt with accents in iron red, green and turquoise lend drama to the imagery. Red Koransha mark on bases. This pair of porcelain vases is in mint co... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Karako and Ikebana Arrangement
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate with Karako and Ikebana Arrangement
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A fine Japanese Imari porcelain plate with foliate rim. On its surface, a fan-shaped cartouche with two karako (boys) play at a well flanked by geometric and floral patterns in contrasting blue shades. An overlapping central image of lush peonies displayed in a vase completes the visual. This striking porcelain plate with its characteristic Imari color palette is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the gilt commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 12” 19th Century, Japan
Satsuma Vase with Villagers and Scenes of Nature
Satsuma Vase with Villagers and Scenes of Nature
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An elegant, ovoid-shaped Satsuma vase rendered with panels of blue birds perched on branches of wisteria, multi-colored lilies entwined on a bamboo fence nearby. These idyllic scenes alternate with images of daily life in Japan—a lady purchasing daikon (radishes) from a vendor and samurai having tea with his attendants. In the background, brightly-hued enamels with gilt details and floral karakusa enliven the scenes. This vase is in excellent condition. Gilt signature cartouche of Kinkozan on ba... Click for details
Satsuma Okimono of Kannon Bosatsu astride an Elephant
Satsuma Okimono of Kannon Bosatsu astride an Elephant
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A Satsuma okimono of the Buddhist deity, Kannon Bosatsu, astride a luxuriantly caparisoned white elephant, its trunk raised to indicate the occurrence of an auspicious event. Enameled in gosu blue, emerald green and iron-red with rich gilding, the goddess sits regally, quietly meditating. Gilt Satsuma mon, “Satsuma yaki” and gilt Kintozan signature seal on the side. This impressive Satsuma sculpture is in excellent condition. Height: 13.4”, length: 12.3” 19th Century, Japan
Imari Plate Formed as a Clam Shell
Imari Plate Formed as a Clam Shell
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An attractive Imari porcelain plate formed as a clam shell with scalloped edge. Its border is decorated with alternating floral and textile patterns in iron red and blue enamel with gilt detailing. On its pristine white surface a grove of chrysanthemum flowers on their leafy stems appear windswept. This uniquely-formed Imari plate is in very good condition with only slight wear to the gilt, commensurate with age. Length: 13”, width: 13” 19th Century, Japan
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