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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Imari Porcelain Plate Formed as a Clam Shell
Japanese Imari Porcelain 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
Japanese Studio Porcelain Dish with Ho-o Birds
Japanese Studio Porcelain Dish with Ho-o Birds
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A tripodic studio porcelain dish with various ho-o birds (phoenix)in-flight and a central rondel of butterflies executed in a cobalt blue glaze on a prestine, white glazed ground. The mark of the master, MAKUZU KOZAN, on the base. The dish is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Diameter: 6.25" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Dragon
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Dragon
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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
Japanese Bizen Ware Hibachi Formed as as Shishi
Japanese Bizen Ware Hibachi Formed as as Shishi
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A monumental Bizen ware hibachi formed as a shishi mask. Originally used by the samurai class, hibachi were used since Heian times as portable heaters made usually of wood or lacquer and later metal and ceramic. This one is made of the highly resistant, iron-rich Bizen pottery. One of the oldest forms of pottery in Japan, Bizen ware pieces, like this shishi mask, are heavy in weight due to its iron-rich content. The shishi mask is boldly sculpted with unglazed surface and at the base small claw-... Click for details
A Pair of Japanese Imari Vases
A Pair of Japanese Imari Vases
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From the kiln of renowned Imari porcelain studio, Fukagawa, this pair of Imari porcelain vases of bottle form is finely enameled and unusual in concept. Their necks decorated with exquisite textile patterns and chrysanthemums contrast with bucolic scenes of temple retreats nestling among pine and maple forests. The characteristic Fukagawa red Koransha mark is visible on the bases, the red Koransha characteristic of earlier pieces. This handsome pair of porcelain vases is in excellent condition w... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Double-Gourd Vase
Japanese Studio Porcelain Double-Gourd Vase
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A superb white studio porcelain vase of double-gourd form by the Imperial Court Artist SEIFU YOHEI III(1851-1914). It is worked in underglaze blue on a white lustrous ground. Luxuriant peonies in subtle shades of blue wrap around its luscious shape, rising ho-o birds (phoenix) with long tail feathers, visible on the reverse. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. The third generation Seifu Yohei's carved signature is on the base. Tomobako. Height: 10" Circa 1900... Click for details
Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger with Cranes
Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger with Cranes
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A fine Japanese Imari porcelain charger with foliated rim rendered with cartouches of cranes perched on gnarled pine trees. The crane imagery alternates with stylized floral and textile patterns, enameled in emerald green, iron red, cobalt and gilt on a pristine white ground. This Imari porcelain charger is in very good condition with slight rubbing to the gilt, commensurate with age. Diameter: 16 Late 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Imari Bowl
Japanese Imari Bowl
An exquisite Imari porcelain bowl with slightly flared rim and double- ring base. Encircling the exterior is a diamond-patterned band and fan-shaped cartouches with groves of kiku and butterflies alternating with stylized gilt phoenix. A similar band of alternating phoenix and fan-cartouches decorates the inner walls of the bowl, its hexagonal center a rondel with two shishi on a bed of stylized chrysanthemums. Beautifully worked in gilt, slate-blue, iron red, lavender and green glazes, this bow... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Sage and Attendant
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Sage and Attendant
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A lustrous white porcelain vase with well-formed ring handles, its shape reminiscent of ancient Chinese bronzes. Large rondels rendered in soft pastels describe a meditative scene - a sage out for a walk with his attendants, the latter ready to prepare his calligrapy implements. Framed against this tranquil background of majestic pine and serene figures, floral lappets decorate the vase's rim and neck -banding with vivid images of phoenix and foliage. This Chinese-inspired vase by the Master is ... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Flowering Tree
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Flowering Tree
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A brilliant and pristine Japanese porcelain vase of tapered form. On its lustrous white surface flowers bloom against gnarled, leafy tree branches, their delicate petals an incandescent red hue. The under glaze blue enamel is applied with almost translucent brushstrokes, adding to the sumi-e style of the painting. Master ceramicist, Makuzu Kozan, signature can be found on the base. This vase includes tomobako and is in excellent condition. Height: 8 Meiji Period, Japan
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