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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
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
Large Porcelain Vase by Genroku Tominaga
Large Porcelain Vase by Genroku Tominaga
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A rare porcelain vase of tapered form with two ogee-shaped cartouches on an iron red ground surrounded by intricate scrollwork. The two cartouches depict breath-taking views of mountain gorges, cascades, pine trees and streams in sumi-e style glazed with rich cobalt blue on a crisp white ground. The Genroku Tominaga signature can be found on the base. (Genroku Tominaga is recognized for reinforcing the beauties of traditional methods of pottery making, especially regarding the unique characteri... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Carved with Birds and Trees
Studio Porcelain Carved with Birds and Trees
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A brilliant, full-bodied porcelain vase with sculptural details and delicate turned lip. Carved in high relief with phoenix and chidori among pine, sakura and bamboo, the creamy glaze heightens the imagery and intensifies the form. Nakamura Toko IV carved signature is on the base. Rosewood carved stand and double tomobako included, the tomobako reading as follows: “given as a gift from the Imperial Couple, Showa (Era) Second Year (1927) March 4th.” (Born from an Ishikawa family of potters, Nakam... Click for details
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
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