A tall, gourd-shaped green-glazed porcelain vase with exquisite purple flowers, its delicate white-glazed leaves contrasting against the pastel ground. This uniquely- formed vase is signed on the base by the renowned Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan whose 19th century creations were so much ahead of their time. This perfect example of his work is in excellent condition.
Meiji Period, Japan
Pair of English Ironstone Plates, 8" diameter.
Pair of Japanese Imari Plates, 19th Century.
Soup plate with chinoiserie garden figures.
English Ironstone Platter with Imari Decorations. Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 14"
Lovely antique 19th-century majolica wall plate designed as a basket with a begonia leaf center. Hanging hardware included.
Dimensions: 14"L by 9"W
Antique Davenport porcelain apple green tray decorated with gilt and flowers. Marked: 2785. Museum inventory tag marked: Davenport 1820. Hanging hardware included.
Dimensions: 12"L by 9"W by 1-3/4"H
A small intricately formed and enameled Satsuma plate highlights a temple retreat atop a rocky mountain, gilt brocading framing the scene. Surrounded by majestic pine barrens, a perilous wooden bridge spanning a river connects the retreat to the mainland where brave visitors can be seen ascending stairs to various buildings...
A square-shaped Imari porcelain plate with canted corners, its early 19th century design more sparse and stylized. Shapely cartouches adorn the rim with images of plum and pine trees, a cranes and karashishi-botan motif—all on a cobalt and iron red brocaded ground. The central visual is a stylized scene of nature—two blue-feathered herons fly above a lotus pond with kiku and bamboo growing nearby...
An elegant high-shouldered studio porcelain vase conceived in modified mei-ping form with elongated body. On its surface in slight moriage, phoenix birds cavort among convoluted clouds in a rich-brown glaze outlined with silver. In contrast, the background is a deep indigo color. The unusual combination of glazes make this piece unique. Makuzu Kozan’s signature can be found on the base...
A cylindrical-shaped Hirado porcelain vase formed as a bamboo culm with moriage nodules. A powerful dragon encircles the rim in the round with its writhing, white-enameled body. In faint cobalt enamel, its clawed talon reaches for the splashing waves below. This fantastic Hirado ware vase is in very good condition with no repairs. For a similar piece see “Miwaka no ko-Hirado yaki” by Mr. Toshio Noda, Tokyo 1993, pg. 16, fig. 24.
19th Century, Japan
Approx. 11 high, Famille Jaune, pre-1920--hard to date. Likely late 19th C.
Campana-shaped Urn, approx. 9" high
A Furstenberg porcelain teacup enamelled with floral sprays and a moulded border with a medallion of the philosopher Zeno. Diameter (excl. handle): 7.5 cm. Late eighteenth century.
Crack to base of handle. Slight chip to footrim. No other faults.
A Cizhou ware bowl with tortoishell glaze. Southern Song Dynasty. Diameter: 11.7 cm.