Categories: Porcelain: Hirado (25)
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Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Minogame
Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Minogame
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A white Hirado porcelain mizusashi for the tea ceremony, its porcelain cover surmounted by a finial shaped as a minogame. The body, rendered with cobalt tortoises scrambling across its surface, serves as a ground for the exquisite, lifelike creatures. (In Japanese folklore, the tortoise symbolizes longevity; the bushy-tailed minogame descends from dragons and serves as the messenger for the queen of the underwater world.) This rare and charming Hirado fresh water jar is in excellent condition.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Hirado Canine Family
Japanese Antique Hirado 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
Japanese Antique Hirado Double-Gourd Porcelain Vase with Horses
Japanese Antique Hirado Double-Gourd Porcelain Vase with Horses
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A delicate Hirado porcelain vase of elegant double -gourd shape with small demon-head handles on each side. On its body, executed in underglaze blue on a white ground, a branch with large leaves and tendrils gives way to a gourd from which various horses are released in full gallop. This mythological motif of the horse escaping from a gourd refers to the attribute of the Sennin Chokwaro, whose graceful horse generously provides means of transportation to the Sennin, fatigued from his long... Click for details
Japanese Antique Hirado Puppy
Japanese Antique Hirado Puppy
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An adorable, white Hirado porcelain okimono of a puppy draped with an elegant collar of stylized floral design. With one paw in the air, the pup's expression is full of anticipation, its fur and paws delicately delineated with incised detailing. The facial features, modeled and carved, boast bisque eyes, intensifying the naturalism of the sculpture. This charming Hirado piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 5.5" 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Hirado Vase
Japanese Antique Hirado Vase
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A majestic Hirado porcelain vase of tapered baluster form, its body executed in the classic gray-white enameled ground with washes of under-the-glaze blue enamel. The subject matter on the vase, celebrating Japan’s rich mythology, catches a phoenix in mid-flight, its lush tail feathers and wings fluttering as the bird emerges from stylized clouds. Below the fantastical creature, a kylin (or kirin), the one-horned and hoofed creature, joins the activity, his active form, mid-trot. A stylized... Click for details
Antique Japanese Hirado Porcelain Charger with Rabbits
Antique Japanese Hirado Porcelain Charger with Rabbits
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A large Hirado porcelain charger designed with two hares sculpt in relief, their pristine white coats delicately incised. In the background, rendered in under glaze blue, moriage daffodils pose in front of highly-stylized upside-down fans with geometric patterns—all on a soft white-enameled ground. (The rabbit, or hare, is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. In addition, the rabbit is linked to various legends, such as the Buddhist fable of the selfless rabbit who sacrificed himself for a... Click for details
Japanese Antique Hirado Sake Container
Japanese Antique Hirado Sake Container
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A rare Hirado porcelain sake container with animated visuals of the “karashishi botan” theme. A lone butterfly soars over an expressive karashishi crouching atop rocky outcrops, while its companion leaps into a peony grove. These delicately rendered images on a creamy-white ground, appear in the soft under- glaze blue enamel of early-hard-to-find Hirado ware. (Hirado porcelain is famed and honored in Japan as one of the finest porcelains and the purest- created originally for use by the... Click for details
Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell
Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell
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A fanciful Hirado porcelain mizusashi executed in underglaze blue with a rare light brown glaze. Formed as a large conch shell with matching cover, its surface is sculpted with naturalistic barnacles and textured coral. A small crab clambering along its side and a small octopus atop the cover doubling as a finial are whimsical touches, adding to the piece’s aesthetic impact. Excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Length: 12” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Hirado Porcelain Vase with Dragon Encircling the Rim
Japanese Antique Hirado Porcelain Vase with Dragon Encircling the Rim
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A cylindrical-shaped Hirado porcelain vase formed as a bamboo culm with moriage nodules. A powerful dragon encircles the rim in the round with its writhing, white-enameled body. In faint cobalt enamel, its clawed talon reaches for the splashing waves below. This fantastic Hirado ware vase is in very good condition with no repairs. For a similar piece see “Miwaka no ko-Hirado yaki” by Mr. Toshio Noda, Tokyo 1993, pg. 16, fig. 24. Height: 10” 19th Century, Japan
Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Kirin and Baku
Japanese Antique Hirado Mizusashi with Kirin and Baku
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A Hirado porcelain fresh water jar (mizusashi) for use in the tea ceremony. This lovely work is delicately rendered with under glaze blue images of two kirin scampering among stylized clouds on a white-glazed ground. The potter has created a harmonious blend of soft hues of blue glaze on a lustrous gray-white surface, the finial sculpted as another mythological creature, the baku. (The kirin and baku, creatures of Japanese folklore are associated with special meaning: the kirin, the equivalent... Click for details
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