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Large Imari Fish Platter
Large Imari Fish Platter
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A large Imari porcelain fish platter designed in saturated tones of green, iron red and cobalt with peonies, sakura and waves. This piece is in excellent condition for its age, with one small kiln mark on the rim. Length: 16.5. Meiji Period, Japan.
Japanese Imari Bowl
Japanese Imari 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 a... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Plum Blossom Tree
Studio Porcelain Vase with Plum Blossom Tree
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This majestic, cylindrical-shaped vase with high shoulder and recessed neck provides a lustrous ground for the dramatic imagery covering its surface. A gnarled plum blossom tree with serpentine branches extends across the vase's unique ground - a fine rosy blush with celadon undertones dotted overall with miniscule indentations. Technically as well as aesthetically, this rare vase from the studio of the master court artist, Makuzu Kozan, sets the standard for "pieces created well before their ti... Click for details
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Sakura Tree
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Sakura Tree
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Here is a brilliant studio porcelain vase of baluster form with flared neck, a flowering sakura tree rising from an asymmetrical, deep-blue enameled swash from its base. On its cobalt-hued branches and overlapping the rich glaze, delicate mauve sakura blossoms flower, the result, a glorious painting on porcelain. This vase is a signed work by the illustrious Makuzu Kozan, its underglaze blue signature found on its base. Includes owner's box. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, crac... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Iris
Studio Porcelain Vase with Iris
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A lustrous white porcelain vase of globular form with stalks of underglazed blue leaves and mauve iris reaching upwards toward the neck. Each iris petal is delicately delineated, its graduated colors similar to an air brush effect, or “fukie” technique originated by his father, Miyagawa “Makuzu” Kozan. Blue underglazed Makuzu Kozan II signature on base. Tomobako included. This vase was made for the Yokohama Memorial and exhibited at the Yokohama Harurankai. It is in excellent condition with no... Click for details
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
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A luminous porcelain vase of baluster form and rolled lip rendered in the faintest shade of pistachio. Inky black and mauve-colored koi swim along the vitreous surface, their bodies translucent and softly delineated. Cobalt underglaze Makuzu Kozan signature seal can be found on the base. This fine porcelain vase by Imperial Household artist Makuzu Kozan is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration, only two small air bubbles produced at the kiln located towards the foot. This sp... Click for details
Studio Pottery Ewer as a Monkey
Studio Pottery Ewer as a Monkey
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A delightful small pottery ewer, its gilt stopper signed by the great ceramist, Makuzu Kozan I. In the form of an inquisitive macaque, the little figure wears an apron styled in delicate pastels with gilt details. (The ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey (saru)—usually represented as a macaque in Japanese art—is a favorite subject in Japanese art due to the animal’s human-like qualities and the many legends associated with this naturally curious animal.) This charming and whimsical piec... Click for details
Imari Charger with Sparrows
Imari Charger with Sparrows
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An Imari porcelain charger with delicate floral brocading along the rim, its detailing in gilt. The plate’s idyllic central image focuses upon two finely-delineated sparrows swooping down upon a grove of blossoming chrysanthemums, petals in moriage and gilt. Overall, this unusual charger from the Koransha Studio with its lovely pastel palette will be an elegant addition to any home. It is the work of Fukagawa , its Blue Koransha mark and signature on reverse. Excellent condition with no dama... Click for details
A Small Fan-Shaped Satsuma Koro by Yabu Meizan
A Small Fan-Shaped Satsuma Koro by Yabu Meizan
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A small, fan-shaped Satsuma kogo, its lid an arrangement of women and children engaged in various arts and crafts. Within, a lone sparrow rests upon a leafy maple branch. The luxuriant borders complement the simplicity of the renderings. Yabu Meizan’s gilt signature cartouche on base. (Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) is one the greatest Satsuma artist of the Meiji Period. His work is sought after by collectors all over the world.) This piece is a wonderful contribution to any collection. Excellent condi... Click for details
Pair of Japanese Imari Double Gourd Vases
Pair of Japanese 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 problem... Click for details
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