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Makuzu Kozan Three-Legged Bowl with Songbirds
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A Celadon Studio Porcelain Mizusashi
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
Wagumi-style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
Wagumi-style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
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A bold wagumi-style ikebana basket of baluster form, its body and handle composed of loosely-woven, half sections of bamboo and bamboo reed. Characteristic of the wagumi-style, the bamboo strands are color treated the original texture, intact. Hence, this basket exhibits a great sculptural quality. Overall, excellent condition with no repairs. Height: 22” Meiji Period, Japan
Satsuma Bowl with the Takarabune
Satsuma Bowl with the Takarabune
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A Satsuma bowl with slightly flared rim adorned with gilt Greek fret design and band of karakusa along its exterior walls. Within, a lively scene of karako loading a treasure boat—“takarabune” theme. On board, the passengers in this treasure boat are the “Seven Household Gods of Good Luck” engaged in amicable conversation. Above, Jurojin makes a grand entrance riding on his attribute, the honored crane. Fine details in richly colored enamels and gilt on a traditional-crackled ground. Gilt signa... Click for details
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
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
Fukagawa Imari Punch Bowl
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A fine Imari porcelain punch bowl decorated with bands of karakusa in cobalt, iron red and gilt, and superimposed cartouches of emerald-hued, floral design. Its interior is rendered similarly with a band of gilt and delicate vines on a mottled blue ground, floating rondels along the rim. A stylized central image of mountains and rushing river floats in washes of blue enamel. Fukagawa signature and blue Koransha mark can be found on base. This striking Fukagawa bowl is in excellent condition with... Click for details
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 the base. Height: 6" Ta... Click for details
Wood Okimono of a Macaque Family
Wood Okimono of a Macaque Family
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A remarkable stained boxwood okimono of a macaque family. The female holds a persimmon, still on its branch, away from her youngsters’ reach. This sculpture, by a noted Edo Period carver, uses multiple carving techniques and realistic doubly-inlaid eyes. Hokyudo Itsumin (1830-67) signature on base. Itsumin was a recognized mid-19th Century carver of both wood and ivory. He mainly produced figures and animals. Height: 3.75” Mid-19th Century, Japan
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