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Studio Porcelain Vase with Crabs
Studio Porcelain Vase with Village Scene
Studio Porcelain Vase with Village Scene
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In the style of early Hirado porcelain wares, this impressive studio porcelain vase of baluster form with flared neck is executed in saturated underglaze blue enamel on a white ground. A continuous scene of fishing boats traverses a peaceful lake, a Chinese-style mountainous landscape in the background. Underglaze blue Makuzu Kozan seal on base. Includes tomobako. This stately porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
A Blue and White Vase by Makuzu Kozan
A Blue and White Vase by Makuzu Kozan
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A striking studio porcelain vase, globular in form, with a T-fret pattern deeply incised on its rounded body. Bordered by petal-form lappets in under-glaze blue and white and centered with elaborately detailed ho-o birds and dragons, this small vase is evidence of the kind of technical brilliance the great master, Makuzu Kozan, exhibited in late 19th century, Japan - its conception so modern for its time. Height: 6 inches. Signature of Makuzu Kozan, Artist to the Imperial Court, on the base in u... Click for details
Tea-Dust Glaze Porcelain Vase with Dragon
Tea-Dust Glaze Porcelain Vase with Dragon
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A modified, bottle-shaped studio porcelain vase with a graduated tea dust glaze, a sinuous dragon with its head raised high its subject. (During the 1880’s Makuzu Kozan began creating high-quality, brightly colored porcelains. He devoted himself to technical and design development, producing a wide range of decorative effects, including tea dust glazes reminiscent of those found on noted Chinese porcelains. Blue underglaze Makuzu Kozan signature plaque can be found on base. Overall excellent con... Click for details
Studio Porcelain with Sinuous Dragon
Studio Porcelain with Sinuous Dragon
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A large studio porcelain vase of baluster form worked in a soft sea-green glaze, a four-toed dragon covering its body. In a meticulous, yet fluid style characteristic of Makuzu Kozan's work, the dragon is fully animated, its powerful body coiled, its face, expressive. The lively creature is rendered in subtle gradations and tonalities of green and white, and serves as the focus on this lovely vase. This studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Undergla... Click for details
Hirado Mizusashi with Shishi and Temple Scene
Hirado Mizusashi with Shishi and Temple Scene
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A Hirado porcelain water jar, pure in form and color, a robust shishi presiding on the lid. Images of monks strolling beside a temple against a tempestuous landscape display this lovely Hirado underglaze blue imagery against its pristine white ground. This fine mizusashi is a great example of Japan’s beloved Hiradoware and is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration Height: 9.25” 19th Century, Japan
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
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A fine Imari porcelain punch bowl decorated with bands of karakusa in cobalt, iron red and gilt, and superimposed cartouches of emerald-hued, floral design. Its interior is rendered similarly with a band of gilt and delicate vines on a mottled blue ground, floating rondels along the rim. A stylized central image of mountains and rushing river floats in washes of blue enamel. Fukagawa signature and blue Koransha mark can be found on base. This striking Fukagawa bowl is in excellent condition with... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Bamboo
Studio Porcelain Vase with Bamboo
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A perfectly shaped ovoid studio porcelain vase enameled in soft underglaze blue and color on its luminous white body. By the renowned Imperial Court Artist, Makuzu Kozan, this vase exhibits Kozan's exceptional sense of composition and color, its asymmetrical design as unexpected as the small buds with red berries peeping beneath the overhanging blue bamboo leaves. This vase is in excellent condition, with no problems. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue signature can be found on the base. Height: 6" Ta... Click for details
Mingei-Style Stoneware Jar
Mingei-Style Stoneware Jar
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An impressive Mingei style stoneware jar with pierced cover and rattan-woven handle. A multi-hued flambé glaze drips along the vessel’s dark-body and exaggerated, upturned spout. (This distinctive style of pottery and stoneware arose during the early 20th Century as a result of Japan’s rapid shift to industrialization and mechanical processes. A group of Japanese artists sought to retain Japan’s ancient methods of pottery-making, thereby creating Japan’s great “Folk Art” movement – with emphas... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi with Conch and Clam Shells
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi with Conch and Clam Shells
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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 Exquisite Hirado Porcelain Vase
An Exquisite Hirado Porcelain Vase
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A large four-paneled Hirado porcelain baluster vase with demon-head handles at the shoulder. Heavily carved lappets at foot and neck accentuate the varied treatments evident in the panels. All depict majestic cranes flying over turbulent waves - two of the alternating panels carved in the porcelain, the other two rendered in various gradations of underglaze blue. This excellent example of the princely Hirado medium is in excellent condition, making it a valuable addition to any Hirado lover's co... Click for details
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