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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
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
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A fine Imari porcelain punch bowl decorated with bands of karakusa in cobalt, iron red and gilt, and superimposed cartouches of emerald-hued, floral design. Its interior is rendered similarly with a band of gilt and delicate vines on a mottled blue ground, floating rondels along the rim. A stylized central image of mountains and rushing river floats in washes of blue enamel. Fukagawa signature and blue Koransha mark can be found on base. This striking Fukagawa bowl is in excellent condition with... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Bamboo
Studio Porcelain Vase with Bamboo
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A perfectly shaped ovoid studio porcelain vase enameled in soft underglaze blue and color on its luminous white body. By the renowned Imperial Court Artist, Makuzu Kozan, this vase exhibits Kozan's exceptional sense of composition and color, its asymmetrical design as unexpected as the small buds with red berries peeping beneath the overhanging blue bamboo leaves. This vase is in excellent condition, with no problems. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue signature can be found on the base. Height: 6" Ta... Click for details
Mingei-Style Stoneware Jar
Mingei-Style Stoneware Jar
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An impressive Mingei style stoneware jar with pierced cover and rattan-woven handle. A multi-hued flambé glaze drips along the vessel’s dark-body and exaggerated, upturned spout. (This distinctive style of pottery and stoneware arose during the early 20th Century as a result of Japan’s rapid shift to industrialization and mechanical processes. A group of Japanese artists sought to retain Japan’s ancient methods of pottery-making, thereby creating Japan’s great “Folk Art” movement – with emphas... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi with Conch and Clam Shells
Studio Porcelain Mizusashi with Conch and Clam Shells
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The genius of the great Imperial ceramicist, Seifu Yohei, is immediately visible in this studio porcelain mizusashi of understated beauty. Its body is subtly enameled with delicate moriage renderings of a conch shell, clam shells and water reeds on a soft, gradated blue ground. The Seifu Yohei incised signature is on the base. This porcelain mizusashi is in excellent condition with only minor wear on the lid consistent with age and use. Height: 6.75", diameter: 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
An Exquisite Hirado Porcelain Vase
An Exquisite Hirado Porcelain Vase
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A large four-paneled Hirado porcelain baluster vase with demon-head handles at the shoulder. Heavily carved lappets at foot and neck accentuate the varied treatments evident in the panels. All depict majestic cranes flying over turbulent waves - two of the alternating panels carved in the porcelain, the other two rendered in various gradations of underglaze blue. This excellent example of the princely Hirado medium is in excellent condition, making it a valuable addition to any Hirado lover's co... Click for details
Pair of Imari Covered Jars
Pair of Imari Covered Jars
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A pair of covered Imari porcelain jars, each finial formed as a mouse on a bale of rice. Charming, naïve-looking doves perch upon the boughs of a blossoming sakura tree, their heads turned and tail feathers ruffled. To complete the idyllic scene, butterflies flit above peonies and tall grasses. This lovely pair of unusual Imari jars is in excellent condition with no problems and no repair – only slight surface rubbing to the gilt, commensurate with age and use. Heights: 10.5” Late Edo Period, ... Click for details
Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family
Hirado Okimono of a Canine Family
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A Hirado porcelain sculptural group of two seated canine parents, the mother with small pup naturalistically suckling at the mother’s breast. The fur coat on each dog is delicately incised, one hair at a time. This charming and rare Hirado group is in excellent condition with only slight wear to the bases commensurate with age and use. (This group is also featured in Alistair Seton’s “Collecting Japanese Antiques”, pg. 127, Fig. 225.) Heights: 14.5” and 12.5” Edo Period, Japan
A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes
A Pair of Hirado Bottle-Form Vases with Cranes
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A pair of elegant Hirado bottle vases with underglazed blue cranes flying about the necks, bodies and along turbulent, cresting waves on a Hirado-white ground. On the bases, in underglaze blue, Dai Nippon Mikawachi kiln characters.(The Mikawachi kiln is the oldest documented Hirado porcelain kiln in Japan and was especially noted for its exquisite underglaze blue painting. The vases are in very good condition with only a slight kiln flaw on the base of one vase. Heights: 10.5” 19th Century, J... Click for details
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