Categories: Studio Ceramics (19)
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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
Pottery Incense Burner as a Kylin
Pottery Incense Burner as a Kylin
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A white-glazed pottery incense burner sculpted as a dynamic one-horned kylin, his body incised, his expression vigorous. The kylin is a fantastic beast, highly regarded in East Asian cultures with auspicious connotations. Impressed gourd signature cartouche of Makuzu Kozan on base. This robust kylin is in very good condition with desired signs of use along the interior of the lid. (Please see detail pictures.) Includes tomobako. Length: 6.25”, height: 6” Meiji Period, Japan
Kutani Stoneware Okimono Of A Buddhist Temple Guardian
Kutani Stoneware Okimono Of A Buddhist Temple Guardian
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A striking Kutani stoneware okimono fully sculpted as a seated Buddhist temple guardian. Posed with head slightly turned, bare teeth and front legs firmly placed, its tufted, golden chest contrasts with the glistening emerald- green glaze of his body. This Kutani stoneware shishi is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the gilt, commensurate with age. Height: 22", length: 18", width: 11" 19th Century, Japan
Studio Porcelain Vase With Bamboo
Studio Porcelain Vase With Bamboo
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A perfectly shaped ovoid studio porcelain vase enameled in soft underglaze blue and color on its luminous white body. By the renowned Imperial Court Artist, Makuzu Kozan, this vase exhibits Kozan's exceptional sense of composition and color, its asymmetrical design as unexpected as the small buds with red berries peeping beneath the overhanging blue bamboo leaves. This vase is in excellent condition, with no problems. Makuzu Kozan underglaze blue signature can be found on t... Click for details
Studio Porcelain with Fish
Studio Porcelain with Fish
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Here is a soft sea-green celadon vase of globular shape. On its lustrous, watery surface, pastel-hued fish in low relief swim among carved seaweed. The round Suwa Sozan II signature is found on the base. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. (For an almost identical vase, see "The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art, Ceramics Part I, p.106.) Height: 9" Taisho Period. Japan
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