Categories: Studio Ceramics: Porcelain (67)
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Japanese Antique Ceramic Incense Burner
Japanese Antique Ceramic Incense Burner
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A tripodic studio porcelain incense burner reminiscent of ancient Chinese bronze configurations. Its striking color palette defines the lower portion's three legs in a brilliant yellow enamel and the cartouches along the shoulders, deep cobalt blue on an iron red ground patterned with geometric shapes. The rim is decorated with images of shishi heads emerging from a dense, swirling cobalt ground. Along the shoulders, dynamic dragons dash among racing clouds. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue... Click for details
Japanese Antique Makuzu Kozan Kogo
Japanese Antique Makuzu Kozan Kogo
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A covered studio porcelain kogo of round form by Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan. Its exterior is completely rendered within rondels of feathery phoenixes, their bodies detailed in mauve-colored glaze. The background is a profusion of cobalt karakusa and lappets. Interiors are restrained to an elegant white-gray glaze. Makuzu Kozan signature within a circle on the base. This one-of-kind ceramic kogo is in excellent condition. Diameter: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Celadon Vase with Fish
Japanese Antique Celadon Vase with Fish
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A major celadon vase of ovoid form rendered with delicately-colored, moriage fish swirling among seaweed. (Master ceramicist Suwa Sozan perfected the celadon technique in Japan and in 1914 was commissioned by the Korean government to revive the celadon market there. In 1917 Suwa Sozan was made Imperial court artist.) Sozan's signature seal can be found on the base of this exquisite iconic vase. It is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Similar vase published in “The Nasser D. Khalili... Click for details
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with Dragon
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with 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.... Click for details
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with Plum Tree
Japanese Antique Studio Vase with Plum Tree
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An unusual porcelain vase of modified meiping form crafted in a soft color -gradation from dark grey to white. The nocturnal backdrop highlights the whiteness and translucent quality of plum blossoms as they shiver in the air. The vase is signed on the base by Kozan II and is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 11.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Antique Silver and Porcelain Vase
Japanese Antique Silver and Porcelain Vase
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A studio porcelain and metalwork vase of fluid form designed at the rim and foot with lotus petals executed in silver. On its rich celadon ground, large mauve lotus blooms sway in the wind, their partly eaten petals falling from their stems. Exquisitely etched silver lotus and leaves rise from the base, creating a three-dimensional aspect to this poetic and rare vase. Underglaze blue Shofu Kajo signature on the base. Height, 10.5". Ca 1900-10 Japan
Japanese Antique Porcelain Vase with a Bird Upon a Fruiting Branch
Japanese Antique Porcelain Vase with a Bird Upon a Fruiting Branch
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This is a most unusual baluster-shaped porcelain vase picturing a delightful soft-feathered, mauve-colored bird perched upon a fruiting branch, surrounded by an array of full-blown roses with thorny stems. The entire visual presents a paradox to the viewer since the bird, possibly predatory, has the appearance of a songbird and the thorns, a beautiful underglaze red, communicate beauty rather than sharpness...The marvelous mauve flowers, berries and underglaze blue leaves create a lush... Click for details
Japanese Antique Celadon Censer on Three Legs
Japanese Antique Celadon Censer on Three Legs
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A wonderful tripodic censer shaped in the style of ancient Chinese bronzes often used for religious ceremonies. On its three legs, the round- modeled body gives way to a wide everted lip. The luminous celadon glaze, a soft sea-green color, covers both the exterior and interior of the piece and is characteristic of the work of this noted artist. (Suwa Sozan was called upon by the Korean government in 1914 to assist with the revival with the celadon industry.) The carved Suwa Sozan circular... Click for details
Japanese Antique Carved Porcelain Vase
Japanese Antique Carved Porcelain Vase
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A striking studio porcelain vase, globular in form, with a T-fret pattern deeply incised on its rounded body. Bordered by petal-form lappets in under-glaze blue and white and centered with elaborately detailed ho-o birds and dragons, this small vase is evidence of the kind of technical brilliance the great master, Makuzu Kozan, exhibited in late 19th century, Japan - its conception so modern for its time. Height: 6 inches. Signature of Makuzu Kozan, Artist to the Imperial Court, on the base in... Click for details
Japanese Antique Studio Porcelain Censer with Hydrangea
Japanese Antique Studio Porcelain Censer with Hydrangea
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A studio porcelain censer of trefoil form, its body comprised of lobes which descend to form the feet. A diamond -patterned design decorates the neck, while branches with clusters of hydrangea and leaves stretch across the body in graduating tones of under glaze blue and white enamels. This exquisite example of the Master’s work is featured in Nancy Schiffer's volume, “Japanese Porcelain 1800-1950” Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1999, page 35. Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan underglaze blue signature... Click for details
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