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Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
Makuzu Kozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Koi
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A studio porcelain vase of elongated, form depicting three auspicious koi in washes of mauve and grey-colored enamels. The iconic fish of East Asia are finely delineated naturalistically, their sinuous bodies slightly overlapping. Surrounding waters are painted in a fine, semi-translucent glaze. Imperial court artist, Makuzu Kozan’s under- glaze blue signature on base. This iconic vase is in excellent condition. Height: 11.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Tall Hirado Vase with Lakeside Scene
Tall Hirado Vase with Lakeside Scene
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A tall and elegant Hirado porcelain vase of cylindrical form rendered with a serene landscape in under- glaze blue enamel on a characteristic soft white ground. Gently rolling hills are the backdrop to a lakeside scene of sailboats and flock of birds-in-flight over placid waters, a cluster of thatched roof-top huts nearby. In the distance, a lone pagoda stands atop a mountain, flanked by gnarled pine trees. This Hirado porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 12.5” 19th Century, Japan... Click for details
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of a Dancing Boy
Bronze and Parcel-Gilt Okimono of a Dancing Boy
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An enchanting bronze and parcel gilt okimono of a dancing boy in festival garb joyfully waving a banner over his head. His heavy gold necklaces, kabuto and robes, richly adorned with gilt family crests in high relief, convey the sculptor’s fascination with holiday spirit and pageantry. This delightful sculpture is attributed to the renowned metallurgist Miyao Eisuke. Excellent condition with neither damage nor repairs. Height: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Satsuma Sake Pot with Royal Procession
Satsuma Sake Pot with Royal Procession
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A tripodic Satsuma sake pot with bamboo-wrapped handle, its decorated lid with kiku finial. The flared skirt is rendered with images of a royal procession and its attendants bearing a palanquin and banners on a gold-speckled ground. Gilt signature on spout of Nenda zo. This very attractive Satsuma sake pot is in excellent condition with neither damage nor repairs. Height: 6.75”, width: 6.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Imari Shallow Tray with Ikebana Arrangement
Imari Shallow Tray with Ikebana Arrangement
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An elegant Imari porcelain shallow tray decorated in the traditional Japanese Imari color palette of rich iron red, saturated cobalt and gilt details. The tray’s edge is delicately foliated and painted with intricate medallions in iron red patterns on a white ground, corners dipped in cobalt. Central image exhibits a copious arrangement of flowers inside a woven basket in washes of blue and iron red. This beautiful display of flowers is also the home for butterflies and birds. Overall excellent ... 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
A Pair of Cloisonne Vases with Songbirds
A Pair of Cloisonne Vases with Songbirds
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A pair of fabulous cloisonné vases of hexagonal form with gold wires and silver mounts marked "Jungin," (pure silver). In the style of the renowned cloisonné artist, Hayashi Kodenji, the vases depict complementary scenes of chidori - in-flight among bamboo stalks on a blue-black enamel ground. The pair of vases is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Unsigned. Height: 7.5" Meiji Period, Japan
A Red-Lacquered Three Case Inro with Cockereal
A Red-Lacquered Three Case Inro with Cockereal
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A finely executed three-case lacquer inro with cockerel inlaid with mother-of-pearl and metals in rimpa technique on red ground. Signed on base in maki-e, Ryuhei-zo. Edo Period. Published: Champaud Collection catalog.
Gosu Blue Satsuma Censer
Gosu Blue Satsuma Censer
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This is an impressive Satsuma censer on self stand with pierced cover, handles and a lovely sculptural finial of kiku and leaves surmounted on its lid. The censer is done in the early Satsuma style using gosu blue, deep iron-red glazes and gilt detailing. On the body, flowering sakura trees emerge from a patch of lush chrysanthemums. The koro is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Signed SEIZAN in gilt on the base with a rich gosu blue Shimazu mark, indicating that the p... Click for details
Gold Lacquered Natsume
Gold Lacquered Natsume
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This is an extraordinary gold maki-e natsume (tea container) inlaid with aogai, or mother-of-pearl. On its body and lid, a continuous scene, intricately executed, shows chrysanthemums blossoming over a checkerboard fence. The interior is done in dense nashiji "pear-skin" technique. With original fitted kiri-wood box. The natsume is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 2.75", diameter: 2.75" Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period, Japan
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