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Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Kiku
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Japanese Two-Panel Screen with Pesants Cultivating Rice
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
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Pine Trees
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Pine Trees
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A magnificent studio porcelain vase of trumpet form. On its surface, pine trees rise and spread out from its white enameled base to the flared rim, gently gradating in color. Saturated cobalt enamels defining the trees in the foreground create visual impact as the trees in the background softly fade away. Makuzu Kozan signature cartouche on the base. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 9.75" ca 1900-10 Japan
Makuzu Kozan Flask-Form Vase
Makuzu Kozan Flask-Form Vase
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A magnificent studio porcelain vase of flask form. The two rondels depict a powerful and dynamic sea dragon in rich cobalt emerging from tumultuous waves. (This five-toed dragon taken from its Chinese progenitor, symbolizes the emperor.) The other panel depicts three koi energetically rising from the sea. MAKUZU KOZAN signature on the base. With original tomobako reading "Makuzu made. Dragon climbing up to sky". This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 11... Click for details
Japanese Satsuma Plate with Monkeys
Japanese Satsuma Plate with Monkeys
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A round Satsuma plate, its asymmetric visual a collaboration between the painter Eizan and the ceramicist, Hattori. Reminiscent of the famous scrolls and paintings of simian subjects by Mori Morikata Sosen, the imagery shows a realistically-painted group of monkeys among boughs of blossoming sakura alongside a waterfall. Front-face signature and seal of Eizan. Signature on reverse, “Satsuma-yaki, Hattori”. This charming and unique Satsuma plate is in excellent condition. Diameter: 7.25” Meiji ... Click for details
Japanese Imari Ogee-form Plate
Japanese Imari Ogee-form Plate
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A rare Imari porcelain plate of ogee-form with a sculpted, scalloped surface. On its pristine white vitreous ground, leafy scrollwork in under glaze blue and salmon-hued enamels is superimposed by kiku-rondels in alternating shades of iron red and cobalt, gilt details throughout. This attractive Imari plate is in very good condition with minimal surface wear to the gilt due to age and use. Height: 12.5”, width: 11” Meiji Period, Japan
A Japanese Imari Double-Fish Plate
A 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 wear ... Click for details
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
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