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Studio Porcelain Vase with Mountain Village Scene
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Shibuichi Tsuba with Quail
Shibuichi Tsuba with Quail
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A mokko-shaped shibuichi tsuba with two quail rummaging through forest grasses in gilt, silver shakudo and copper detailing under the glow of a mysterious full moon, the latter executed in silver nunome-zogan. On the reverse side of this fine tsuba, a spray of multi-metal wild flowers and grass complete the imagery. Incised signature of Eijyu-ken Motoharu. This elegant and highly crafted tsuba is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
Studio Porcelain Vase with Village Scene
Studio Porcelain Vase with Village Scene
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In the style of early Hirado porcelain wares, this impressive studio porcelain vase of baluster form with flared neck is executed in saturated underglaze blue enamel on a white ground. A continuous scene of fishing boats traverses a peaceful lake, a Chinese-style mountainous landscape in the background. Underglaze blue Makuzu Kozan seal on base. Includes tomobako. This stately porcelain vase is in excellent condition. Height: 15” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Lacquered Kobako
Japanese Lacquered Kobako
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A black-lacquered kobako of rectangular form containing four smaller boxes and tray with handle. Decorated Somada-style with inlaid aogai and gold foil, a patrician lady seated elegantly within a boat views a fisherman close by. River plants float on the waters and a swaying willow bows overhead. The interiors of the boxes are lacquered with dense nashiji, the outside borders with random flower heads. (For a similar kobako, see The Harriet Szechenyi Collection in Bonhams’ Catalog, November 2011,... Click for details
Pair of Bronze, Multi-Metal and Cloisonne Enamel Vases
Pair of Bronze, Multi-Metal and Cloisonne Enamel Vases
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A fine pair of bronze, multi-metal and cloisonné enamel baluster vases. Brightly-enameled butterflies hover over stylized silver streams floating with gold chrysanthemums and colored enamel leaves. The simple yet elegant imagery continues on reverse sides. The pair of bronze vases is in excellent condition. Heights: 8.75” Meiji Period, Japan
A Blue and White Vase by Makuzu Kozan
A Blue and White Vase by Makuzu Kozan
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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 u... Click for details
Tea-Dust Glaze Porcelain Vase with Dragon
Tea-Dust Glaze Porcelain Vase with Dragon
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A modified, bottle-shaped studio porcelain vase with a graduated tea dust glaze, a sinuous dragon with its head raised high its subject. (During the 1880’s Makuzu Kozan began creating high-quality, brightly colored porcelains. He devoted himself to technical and design development, producing a wide range of decorative effects, including tea dust glazes reminiscent of those found on noted Chinese porcelains. Blue underglaze Makuzu Kozan signature plaque can be found on base. Overall excellent con... Click for details
Satsuma Vase with Villagers and Manchurian Cranes
Satsuma Vase with Villagers and Manchurian Cranes
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A six-sided Satsuma vase of flared form decorated along the shoulders with myriads of patterned, floating fabrics, with two distinctly different images displayed in vivid, colored enamels. On one side, villagers carry rice bales cross a bridge, bijin and karako waiting at the other end. The second image is of two stately Manchurian cranes posing under blossoming sakura at the river’s edge. Fine gilt details throughout enhance the delicate painting. This gorgeous Satsuma vase is signed by the not... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Mask of Ko-Beshimi
Wood Netsuke of a Mask of Ko-Beshimi
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A dramatic stained wood netsuke sculpted as the mask of Ko-Beshimi, the demon with compressed lips. The furrowed eyebrows and flared nostrils denote his contained rage. Incised signature of legendary Noh mask maker and netsuke-shi, Deme, on reverse. This striking netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.75” 19th Century, Japan
Studio Porcelain with Sinuous Dragon
Studio Porcelain with Sinuous 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. Undergla... Click for details
Hirado Mizusashi with Shishi and Temple Scene
Hirado Mizusashi with Shishi and Temple Scene
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A Hirado porcelain water jar, pure in form and color, a robust shishi presiding on the lid. Images of monks strolling beside a temple against a tempestuous landscape display this lovely Hirado underglaze blue imagery against its pristine white ground. This fine mizusashi is a great example of Japan’s beloved Hiradoware and is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration Height: 9.25” 19th Century, Japan
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