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Imari Porcelain Punch Bowl
Imari Porcelain Punch Bowl
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An exquisite Imari porcelain punch bowl with intricate iron red karakusa on a pristine white ground . Foliate-shaped cartouches with scenes of idyllic landscapes intersperse with elegant phoenix for an otherworldly imagery. Within, the motif continues with an elegant band of karakusa and phoenix along the rim in iron red, blue and gilt, a copious ikebana arrangement as the central image. This marvelous Imari porcelain bowl is the work of the renowned Fukagawa studio, the blue orchid mark on base... Click for details
A Stoneware Vase with Transmutated Glaze
A Stoneware Vase with Transmutated Glaze
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A large and impressive stoneware vase dramatically glazed, its colors cascading along its body. The effects of the overlapping colors create a mysterious abstract and harmonious blend of blues, greens, whites and black. The exposed rustic stoneware surface adds textural interest. This fine stoneware vase is in excellent condition and will become the centerpiece in any home. Height: 11.75”, width: 10.25” Late 19th Century, Japan
Imari Okimono of an Aristocrat
Imari Okimono of an Aristocrat
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A rare Imari porcelain sculpture of a standing aristocrat. A man of noble mien, the figure is garbed in an intricately patterned kimono and overcoat with polychrome colors and gilt details. He holds in his hands an open fan and woven hat. This unusual and charming Imari piece is enameled in a range of crisp and jewel-toned enamel colors, striking on the white porcelain. This figural piece is in excellent condition with only minor rubbing to the gilt due to age. Height: 12.75” 19th Century, Jap... Click for details
Hirado Okimono of Kikujido - the Chrysanthemum Boy
Hirado Okimono of Kikujido - the Chrysanthemum Boy
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A fine Hirado porcelain okimono of a seated Chrysanthemum Boy (Kikujido), a delicate branch of kiku in one hand, the other poised upon his bent knee. The legend of Kikujido (or Keuh Tsze Tung in Chinese) is one of the most beloved folktales in Japan. (Before Kikujido was unjustly forced to leave the Imperial palace, the Emperor taught him a Buddhist sentence for his protection and longevity. The boy wandered aimlessly to a chrysanthemum-covered field. For fear that he would forget the sentence, ... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Rabbits
Studio Porcelain Vase with Rabbits
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A charming blue and white enameled porcelain vase of baluster form exhibiting three rabbits huddled together for comfort. The rabbits’ rounded bodies are rendered in soft, graduating tones of blue enamel perfectly blending onto the white ground. Makuzu Kozan II (Hanzan) signature seal on base. (The rabbit is associated with the folk tale of the "Rabbit and the Moon", a beloved story often portrayed in Japanese art signifying nobility and self-sacrifice.) Overall very good condition with only a s... Click for details
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
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