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Studio Porcelain Vase with Crabs
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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
Small Cylindrical Satsuma Covered Box
Small Cylindrical Satsuma Covered Box
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A marvelously-painted Satsuma covered box. Youngsters assist elders with rice barrels and food trays, the chosen palette gemlike upon the pale, crackled ground. Kinkozan signature on the base. This charming kogo is in excellent condition and will be a great contribution to any Satsuma collection. Height: 1.5”, diameter: 1.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Yabu Meizan Trumpet-Form Satsuma Vase
Yabu Meizan Trumpet-Form Satsuma Vase
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A jewel of a Satsuma vase, its neck of dramatic trumpet-form, a lush floral border framing its interior. The body of the vase, divided into three panels, depicts scenes of chidori flitting among sakura, karako-at-play and the Master’s special fascination—a tranquil setting of mountains against a quiet day at Lake Biwa. Yabu Meizan signature cartouche on base. This masterly piece is in excellent condition. Height: 4” Meiji Period, Japan
Small Satsuma Vase with Bijin and Children
Small Satsuma Vase with Bijin and Children
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A small, Satsuma vase of tapered form with an overhang of wisteria flowers, leaves and tendrils framing the joyous scene below. Miniature figures of children and bijin celebrate a shishimai dance festival—their richly enameled garments jewel-like against the vase’s characteristic sparse, crackled ground. Gilt Yabu Meizan signature cartouche on base. This classic Yabu Meizan piece is in excellent condition. Height: 4.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Kinkozan Satsuma Plate with Beauty and Attendants
Kinkozan Satsuma Plate with Beauty and Attendants
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An exquisite Satsuma plate with cobalt ground and two central cartouches surrounded by floating abstract chidori, each with a distinctive textile pattern. One fan-shaped cartouche depicts young women attending to a beauty, a stand draped with multi-colored kimono in the background. The other reveals a blossoming ikebana arrangement on a bamboo table, tea ceremony implements below. Kinkozan impressed mark on reverse. This important Satsuma plate is in excellent condition with neither damage no... Click for details
High-Shouldered Satsuma Bowl with Villagers
High-Shouldered Satsuma Bowl with Villagers
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An outstanding Satsuma high-shouldered bowl rendered in great detail with bright enameled colors and gilt. Its exterior displays an undulating banner of dancing villagers, the scene framed by geometric borders in gilt. The bowl’s base is lined with a colorful banner of irises and morning glories. Inside, a panoramic view of a fishing village beside a lake embraces the upper half; below, a festival scene active with joyful children playing drums and waving banners. This charming Satsuma bowl is i... Click for details
Satsuma Bowl with Brilliantly Enameled Maple Leaves
Satsuma Bowl with Brilliantly Enameled Maple Leaves
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A high-shouldered Satsuma bowl of round form delicately painted with free-formed branches of brightly enameled maple leaves. Subtle shading, gilt detailing and color add to the superior quality of this piece. By the Satsuma master Yabu Meizan (1868-1925) whose distinctive work is highly sought after today by museums, collectors and connoisseurs. This splendid Satsuma bowl is in excellent condition with only slight rubbing of the gilt along the rim. Height: 3”, width: 5” Late Meiji Period, Japa... Click for details
Satsuma Table Screen
Satsuma Table Screen
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A Satsuma earthenware table screen on two scrolled legs rendered with delicate pastels. On one side, a cockerel and hen rummage in an idyllic setting mid multi-colored foliage, butterflies fluttering above in low relief. A chrysanthemum grove with various varieties of the beloved kiku grow to impressive heights on the reverse. Kinkozan signature on the base. This unusual Satsuma piece is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration. Height: 9”, width: 9” Meiji Period, Japan
Satsuma Vase of Unusual Form
Satsuma Vase of Unusual Form
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A Satsuma vase set on three leafy feet, its unusual form highlighting a flared mouth and narrow waist. At the neck, an informal procession of samurai, bijin and children enjoy an outing under finely patterned brocading. At the waist, the imagery transitions to a floral brocade in rich enamels and gilt, with alternating lappets in moriage. Along the base, a children’s musical band parades with banners and instruments. Ryozan gilt signature and Yasuda mark on base. This magnificent Satsuma vase... Click for details
Pair of Satsuma Vases
Pair of Satsuma Vases
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A superior pair of Satsuma vases with slightly tapered bodies and unusual necklines. Sumptuously patterned textiles float above both vases showing joyful villagers clad in jewel-toned garments taking tea and feeding pigeons under maple and sakura trees. Children play with pigeons and a golden shishi. This pair of unusually-shaped vases is in excellent condition with no damage and no restoration. Elaborate Ryozan gilt signature and Yasuda Company mark on bases. Heights: 7.5” Meiji Period, Ja... Click for details
Small Foliate-Form Satsuma Bowl
Small Foliate-Form Satsuma Bowl
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A small and charming foliate-formed Satsuma bowl, its exterior a profusion of cascading wisteria and rising iris. Inside, bijin, attendants and children enjoy an outing under an umbrella of sakura branches. This exquisitely painted bowl with jewel-toned enamels and unique form is the work of renowned Satsuma artist, Seikozan. According to Louis Lawrence in his book entitled “ Satsuma” (pg.102), “The Seikozan studio painted some of the very best Satsuma pieces […] very few that are not of the hig... Click for details
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