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Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
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A studio porcelain vase of elongated, form depicting three auspicious koi in washes of mauve and grey-colored enamels. The iconic fish of East Asia are finely delineated naturalistically, their sinuous bodies slightly overlapping. Surrounding waters are painted in a fine, semi-translucent glaze. Imperial court artist, Makuzu Kozan’s under- glaze blue signature on base. This iconic vase is in excellent condition. Height: 11.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Tall Hirado Vase with Lakeside Scene
Tall Hirado Vase with Lakeside Scene
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A tall and elegant Hirado porcelain vase of cylindrical form rendered with a serene landscape in under- glaze blue enamel on a characteristic soft white ground. Gently rolling hills are the backdrop to a lakeside scene of sailboats and flock of birds-in-flight over placid waters, a cluster of thatched roof-top huts nearby. In the distance, a lone pagoda stands atop a mountain, flanked by gnarled pine trees. This Hirado porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 12.5” 19th Century, Japan... Click for details
Imari Shallow Tray with Ikebana Arrangement
Imari Shallow Tray with Ikebana Arrangement
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An elegant Imari porcelain shallow tray decorated in the traditional Japanese Imari color palette of rich iron red, saturated cobalt and gilt details. The tray’s edge is delicately foliated and painted with intricate medallions in iron red patterns on a white ground, corners dipped in cobalt. Central image exhibits a copious arrangement of flowers inside a woven basket in washes of blue and iron red. This beautiful display of flowers is also the home for butterflies and birds. Overall excellent ... Click for details
Imari Porcelain Fish Plate
Imari Porcelain Fish Plate
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This Imari porcelain plate is formed as a fish, its head, fins and tail modeled in low relief and finely delineated with gilt. On its body, a sack-shaped cartouche depicts a stylized rendering of kiku near rocks and spume in green, blue and iron red enamels. This fine Imari fish plate is in excellent condition with no damage. Length: 12.25” 19th Century, Japan
Imari Porcelain Bowl
Imari Porcelain Bowl
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Nature at its best is represented in this Imari porcelain deep bowl with slightly flared rim. Finely rendered rondels of blossoming peony, phoenix, pine and cherry blossoms adorn the exterior. Continuing the floral motif within, an iron red-enameled banner of cascading karakusa with gilt detailing is set against a white-glazed ground, framing an underglaze blue wreath of peony flowers. Fukagawa blue Koransha mark on its base. This exquisite Imari bowl is in excellent condition with no flaws and ... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Five-Toed Dragon by Makuzu Kozan
Studio Porcelain Vase with Five-Toed Dragon by Makuzu Kozan
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A tall and elegant studio porcelain vase with gray tea-dust glaze. An agile five-toed dragon, associated with the Emperor, scales the surface of the vase, its musculature and claws powerfully executed in a white slip glaze. Makuzu Kozan signature cartouche on the base. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 10.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Ito Tozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Karakusa
Ito Tozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Karakusa
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This is a major pottery vase of tapered form completely decorated with delicate karakusa (Chinese leafy scrollwork) in a dark blue slip. Plum flowers in gilt and red glaze add a surprising and sumptuous finishing touch to the vase. Signed by the renowned Kyoto-based artist ITO TOZAN on the base with seal of Teishitsu Gigeiin (Imperial Court Artist). The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 12" Meiji Period, Japan
A Pair of Imari Double-Gourd Vases
A 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
Studio Porcelain Plate with Flowers by Makuzu Kozan
Studio Porcelain Plate with Flowers by Makuzu Kozan
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A round studio porcelain plate rendered in soft tones of graduated blue enamels with star-shaped flowers on leafy branches. The delicate blues contrast against the deep, brilliant yellow of the background. Blue enamel cartouche of the master, Makuzu Kozan, on the reverse. This glorious plate is in very good condition with slight surface wear, commensurate with age. Diameter: 8” Meiji Period, Japan
Imari Charger with Bejeweled Lady and Ox
Imari Charger with Bejeweled Lady and Ox
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A striking Imari porcelain charger of round form with a matte iron red ground. Mokko-shaped cartouches with wisps of floral foliage in the characteristic Imari color palette focus upon a bejeweled lady holding the reins of a recumbent ox, while a jubilant boy makes his way among pine trees. A central wreath rendered in underglaze blue details the beauty of sakura flowers and bamboo leaves. This attractive Imari porcelain charger is in very good condition, expected minor firing kiln marks on the... Click for details
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