A very nice quality Koto-yaki blue and white “ko sometsuke” style porcelain dish or mukuzuke in the form of a Gunbai uchiwa, war fan, decorated in underglaze blue with a pair of Chinese five toed dragons framed by narrow Kikku kara kusa, stylised Chrysanthemum brocade bands with a fuchi beni, brown glazed rim. The reverse decorated with auspicious stylised Lotus and Peaches. A two character mark for the Koto kiln painted within the foot-ring. Dating probably late Edo.
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A fine octagonal "Nabeshima" hand painted dish dish in Ko Imari style, see EW 2335, for an example upon which this design was based. The dish dates to the Showa era and bears the signature of Imazumi Imaemon XII. The dish measures approximately 8 inches in diameter, or 20.5cm and is in excellent condition.
A large Koransha vase decorated with an iron red ground inset with two large ruyi form reserves that contain arrangements of Peonies painted in Nabeshima style, and Nabeshima style border patterns to the footrim and lip of the vase.
The vase is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. The printed mark to the base indicates that the vase was produced in the Showa period, at sometime before 1975. The vase measures 28.5cm in height.
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A fine Kakiemon porcelain dish hand painted with the Quail and Millet pattern signed by the 14th Sakiada Kakiemon. The dish measures 21.4cm in diameter and stands approximately 1.4cm high. It is in excellent condition, no cracks chips or other damage. Shipping at Cost.
A fine Meiping form vase decorated with a Kakiemon style pattern of Chrysanthemum, Banded Hedges with rocks, hand painted in under-glaze blue and enamels. Koransha , rebus mark to the base ; Koransha, The Scented Orchid, Perfect condition.
Dating Mid to late 20th Century Showa period. Height 18.5cm. Shipping at Cost.
A pristine dish painted in typical Nabeshima iro-e style with Peonies. Signed to the reverse with the mark of Imazumi Imaemon XIII, Showa period.
The dish measures 20cms in diameter, and is in perfect condition.
An unusual larger covered bowl superbly hand painted with a Kenjo-te aka-dama, red ball, pattern that originally dates to the early Eighteenth century.
The covered bowl dates to the Showa period circa 1950 and has the three character mark of Imaemon Imaizumi XIIIth (see page 29 no 21 Modern and Contemporary Marks of Hizen Porcelain – The Kyushu Ceramic Museum).
The bowl is comparatively thickly potted and is heavy for it’s size. It measures 1.5cms in width and is 10cms high.
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Large, important stoneware vase made by Shimaoka Tatsuzo, pupil of Hamada Shoji and until his death in 2007, Living National Treasure of Japan. The rim of this jar stands erect and opens outward. The neck has a soft inward curve, and the lower portion of the body swells out. The foot of the jar is short and flat. All but the neck is covered with the inlaid rope pattern for which this potter is well known. Possibly inspired by Yayao earthenware of the third century. About 12.5" (31.5cm) high ...click for details