Categories: Studio Ceramics (27)
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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Studio Porcelian Bowl with Sennin
Japanese Studio Porcelian Bowl with Sennin
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This is a full-bodied studio porcelain bowl with wide rim and everted lip. On its slightly lobed body, eight cartouches depict Sennin in soft underglaze blue enamel surrounded by iron red and blue auspicious clouds. Each Sennin displays a specific attribute, such as the uchiwa, flower basket, double gourd and hand scroll. (Sennin were Chinese in origin, but their legend and iconography became revered in Japan.) The cartouches are separated by a mesh-like iron- red ground designed with a basket- ... Click for details
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Butterflies
Japanese Studio Porcelain Vase with Butterflies
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An unusual double-gourd shaped porcelain vase with a luminescent yellow-colored ground. Highly-detailed butterflies enameled in pastel shades of blue, mauve and taupe cover the surface,displaying their multi-patterned wings. This vase is by the renowned Imperial Meiji Period ceramicist Makuzu Kozan, his detailed blue signature seal on base. Overall very good condition with no problems. Height: 11.25" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Celadon Vase with Raptor
Japanese Celadon Vase with Raptor
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A major celadon porcelain vase of tall, tapered form with a striking lustrous glaze. On its body, in relief, a raptor with a broad, graceful wing span dominates the sky amid auspicious clouds, extremely realistic to the eye and to the touch. The vase includes its tomobako and is signed at the base SUWA SOZAN II. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 10" Circa 1920, Japan
Japanese Studio Porcelain Jardiniere
Japanese Studio Porcelain Jardiniere
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Here is a fantastic studio porcelain jardinière of globular form in white and underglaze blue enamels, a mysterious scene of turbulent waves crashing into craggy mountains on its exterior. A flock of ho-o birds fly in and out of auspicious clouds over pine trees situated along the edge of rocky cliffs. This jardinière, the work of one of Japan's most revered porcelain masters, expresses the artist's close involvement with the caprices of nature.. . The underglaze blue signature cartouche of Maku... Click for details
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Kiku
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Kiku
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A tapered, studio porcelain vase with softly rounded shoulders and small flared neck executed on a matte, iron-red ground. Upon its surface, in creamy-white enamel, groves of wild kiku grow, their petals overlapping and leaves overturned to convey an exquisite kind of passionate floral imagery. Makuzu Kozan's signature in underglaze blue characters appears on the base. This studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 7 ¾" Meiji Period, Japan
An Iga Ware Mizusashi
An Iga Ware Mizusashi
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An Iga-yaki (Iga ware) mizusashi with black-lacquered cover. This tea ceremony fresh water jar is hand-made in the characteristic style of the beloved Iga ware—a rustic unglazed body of irregular form with small “katamimi” handles sculpted along the neck. An enamel glaze dramatically dripping from the top and down the sides is rendered in a soft beige hue with crackled finish. This one-of-a-kind piece is in excellent condition. Height: 8.25”, width: 8” Edo Period, Japan
Large Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
Large Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
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A large studio porcelain baluster-form vase with beautifully painted koi swirling on its bluish-white surface as moriage water reeds and crayfish in delicate hues emerge from below. Imperial Household artist Makuzu Kozan sei signature on base. Includes original tomobako. This impressive masterpiece is in excellent condition, and would be an important asset to any Japanese or Asian art collection. Height, 21.5'' Meiji Period, Japan
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
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