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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
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Studio Porcelain Vase with Mountain Village Scene
Pair of Imari Covered Jars
Pair of Imari Covered Jars
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A pair of covered Imari porcelain jars, each finial formed as a mouse on a bale of rice. Charming, naïve-looking doves perch upon the boughs of a blossoming sakura tree, their heads turned and tail feathers ruffled. To complete the idyllic scene, butterflies flit above peonies and tall grasses. This lovely pair of unusual Imari jars is in excellent condition with no problems and no repair – only slight surface rubbing to the gilt, commensurate with age and use. Heights: 10.5” Late Edo Period, ... Click for details
Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family
Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family
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A Hirado porcelain sculptural group of two seated canine parents, the mother with small pup naturalistically suckling at the mother’s breast. The fur coat on each dog is delicately incised, one hair at a time. This charming and rare Hirado group is in excellent condition with only slight wear to the bases commensurate with age and use. (This group is also featured in Alistair Seton’s “Collecting Japanese Antiques”, pg. 127, Fig. 225.) Heights: 14.5” and 12.5” Edo Period, Japan
A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes
A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes
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A pair of elegant Hirado bottle vases with underglazed blue cranes flying about the necks, bodies and along turbulent, cresting waves on a Hirado-white ground. On the bases, in underglaze blue, Dai Nippon Mikawachi kiln characters.(The Mikawachi kiln is the oldest documented Hirado porcelain kiln in Japan and was especially noted for its exquisite underglaze blue painting. The vases are in very good condition with only a slight kiln flaw on the base of one vase. Heights: 10.5” 19th Century, J... Click for details
Japanese Imari Double Fish Plate
Japanese Imari Double Fish Plate
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A beautiful Imari porcelain plate formed as two fish, each one a mirror-image of the other - heads, fins and tails in attractive under glaze blue. The bodies display sprays of chrysanthemums and a cherry blossom branch, two flittering songbirds above. With gilt detailing throughout, the reverse is decorated with seaweed and clam shells in blue, green and iron red enamels. (The symbolism of the two fish refers to conjugal felicity.) This Imari plate is in very good condition with only minor wea... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi by Seifu Yohei
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi by Seifu Yohei
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The genius of the great Imperial ceramicist, Seifu Yohei, is immediately visible in this studio porcelain mizusashi of understated beauty. Its body is subtly enameled with delicate moriage renderings of a conch shell, clam shells and water reeds on a soft, gradated blue ground. The Seifu Yohei incised signature is on the base. This porcelain mizusashi is in excellent condition with only minor wear on the lid consistent with age and use. Height: 6.75", diameter: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
An Elegant Pair of Imari Double Gourd Vases
An Elegant Pair of Imari Double Gourd Vases
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An elegant pair of Imari porcelain vases in double-gourd form, their bodies, pleated. (The gourd is a frequent and honored subject in Japanese art and design, often with magical and auspicious references.) This fine pair of vases is beautifully-rendered with cartouches of sakura-laden fences in iron red and under-the-glaze blue enamels. In the background, maple and paulownia leaf in iron red signify the presence of autumn. Both vases are in excellent condition with no restoration and no problems... Click for details
A Massive Imari Censer
A Massive Imari Censer
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A massive porcelain censer in traditional Imari palette with three demon feet, upturned handles and a cobalt shishi finial. Bands of scrollwork and textile patterning surround circular cartouches of mythical creatures. This impressive Imari porcelain piece is in excellent condition. Height: 21”, diameter: 18” 19th Century, Japan
Hirado Mizusashi with Kirin and Baku
Hirado Mizusashi with Kirin and Baku
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A Hirado porcelain fresh water jar (mizusashi) for use in the tea ceremony. This lovely work is delicately rendered with under glaze blue images of two kirin scampering among stylized clouds on a white-glazed ground. The potter has created a harmonious blend of soft hues of blue glaze on a lustrous gray-white surface, the finial sculpted as another mythological creature, the baku. (The kirin and baku, creatures of Japanese folklore are associated with special meaning: the kirin, the equivalent ... Click for details
Hirado Charger with Hares
Hirado Charger with Hares
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A large Hirado porcelain charger designed with two hares sculpt in relief, their pristine white coats delicately incised. In the background, rendered in under glaze blue, moriage daffodils pose in front of highly-stylized upside-down fans with geometric patterns—all on a soft white-enameled ground. (The rabbit, or hare, is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. In addition, the rabbit is linked to various legends, such as the Buddhist fable of the selfless rabbit who sacrificed himself for a wear... Click for details
Large Imari Fish Platter
Large Imari Fish Platter
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A large Imari porcelain fish platter designed in saturated tones of green, iron red and cobalt with peonies, sakura and waves. This piece is in excellent condition for its age, with one small kiln mark on the rim. Length: 16.5. Meiji Period, Japan.
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