Categories: Studio Ceramics (23)
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Studio Porcelain Vase with Mountain Village Scene
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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
Studio Porcelain Vase with Salamander
Studio Porcelain Vase with Salamander
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A lustrous studio porcelain bowl of globular form with the maker’s intriguing graduated delicate- taupe glaze. On the main area, an amusing salamander clings to its side. The long, coiled body supported by short legs. This whimsical piece by the renowned Imperial Court ceramicist, Makuzu Kozan, is in excellent condition. A small firing flaw on the salamander’s body. Underglaze blue signature cartouche on base. Height: 4”, width” 4” Meiji Period, Japan
Hirado Porcelain Censer as a Buddhist Lion
Hirado Porcelain Censer as a Buddhist Lion
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A Hirado porcelain censer formed as a robust Buddhist lion. Fully sculpted in a white-glazed porcelain, its one-horned head is adorned with curly mane and beard the rotund body held by four powerful claws. This charming piece, both functional and a work of art, is in very good condition with no problems and no restoration. Tatsunosuke signature cartouche on base. Height: 6.5” 19th Century, Japan
Makuzu Kozan Porcelain Censer with Morning Glories
Makuzu Kozan Porcelain Censer with Morning Glories
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Here is a tripodic studio porcelain censer with inverted rim and round compressed body. On its lustrous mauve-colored ground, blossoming morning glories in white and purple enamel grow freely among opulent green leaves and vines.The imagery is richly colored and designed, taking advantage of the censer's lovely form. Rectangular, underglaze blue signature cartouche of Makuzu Kozan on the base. This censer is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 4.5", diameter: 8.2... Click for details
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Landscape Scene
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Landscape Scene
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An impressive studio porcelain vase of globular form with a Chinese-inspired landscape of rugged mountains enveloped in clouds on the gray-white ground. The imagery of gnarled pine trees with low-relief turquoise accents energizes its mysterious cloud-covered temple retreat perched atop the mountainside. Imperial court artist, Makuzu Kozan’s under- glaze blue seal on base. This iconic vase is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Diameter: 14”, height: 13.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Globular Studio Porcelain Vase with Mt. Fuji
Globular Studio Porcelain Vase with Mt. Fuji
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A globular-shaped studio porcelain vase with mysterious landscape scene of snow-capped Mount Fuji in the background. Ghostly images of misty mountains are rendered in gently fading colors of under glaze blue and white, gnarly pine trees throughout. This classic blue and white vase is the work of renowned ceramicist Makuzu Kozan, his under glaze signature on base. Excellent condition with no damage and no restoration. Height: 5.5”, width: 4.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Makuzu Kozan Stoneware Vase
Makuzu Kozan Stoneware Vase
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A stoneware vase of traditional form partially covered with a dripping celadon glaze, a dark-eyed shrimp sculpture sprawled upon its surface. The lustrous celadon glaze is a marked contrast to the grainy texture of the unglazed stoneware. Makuzu Kozan II double-gourd mark on base. This iconic piece is in excellent condition with no problems.. Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sardi. (For a similar jar see “Master Potter of Meiji Japan” by Clare Pollard p.80. Ashmolean Museum, 1990.) Height: 9.75... Click for details
Stoneware Vase with Bamboo by Makuzu Kozan
Stoneware Vase with Bamboo by Makuzu Kozan
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A stoneware vase of compressed form and wide shoulders decorated in the style of the 17th Century master Kyoto potter, Ninsei Nonomura. Renowned Yokohama-based ceramicist Makuzu Kozan centuries later took his own approach to the work of Ninsei, which is reflected in this stoneware piece. An iron-rich tenmoku glaze runs down the sides of the vase to create a mottled, spontaneous effect. The rest of the body is embellished with bamboo leaves in lustrous colored-glazes and gilt details, contrasti... Click for details
Celadon Porcelain Bowl
Celadon Porcelain Bowl
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A celadon porcelain bowl with a delightful sculpture of an inquisitive frog perched upon its rim.This charming bowl is in excellent condition with no loss, damage or restoration. Impressed seal of Miyanaga Tozan I on the base. Includes wooden tomobako. Diameter: 6.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
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An iconic three-legged porcelain bowl encircled by a group of "talking" songbirds in delicate tones of rose, soft gray and black enamels. During the 1890s, Kozan employed his distinctive "fukie" painterly style for which he was known and honored. In this exquisite work, the lively portrayal of the songbirds is enhanced through the use of this novel technique - an innovation way before its time - resulting in this ceramic masterpiece. Characteristic Makuzu Kozan I under gl... Click for details
Studio Porcelain Vase with Mountain Village Scene
Studio Porcelain Vase with Mountain Village Scene
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Of classical form and execution, this tall studio porcelain vase is delicately rendered in glazes graduating from pale to deeply saturated blue. A panoramic view of weathered mountains veiled behind dense clouds acts as the background; in the foreground, a fishing village by a meandering river emerges from pine and sakura trees, a couple conversing on a balcony at the foot of the vase. The vase is in excellent condition with no damage. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue seal on the base. Height: 13... Click for details
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