Koransha Shreve & Co. Sterling Silver Overlay Peach Vase (see item description below)
Ezaiemon Fukagawa became the head of the Fukagawa family's porcelain manufacturing business in 1856 and founded Koransha (Company of the Scented Orchid) in 1875.
Koransha won the Grand Prix in International Exhibition in the United States in 1876 as well as the Gold Medal in the Paris International Exhibit of 1878...
Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)
Height: 4 inches
Width: 3 inches
Age: Meiji (1890 - 1910)
Mark: Underglaze Blue Nishiura
Suwa Sozan I (1851 to 1922)
Suwa Sozan I started work in 1875 in Tokyo. In 1882, he started research on celadon glazes, and is known as a master craftsman who specialized in celadon & sculpting. Sozan I was appointed as an Imperial Artist in 1917, and in 1919 was invited by the Imperial household to make a celadon vase and incense burner...
Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)
Height: 5 inches
Width: 4.25 inches
Age: Meiji (1885 - 1900)
Mark: Nishiura Enji
Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861 - 1936)
Mashimizu Zoroku II (born Jutaro) was the eldest son of Zoroku I. After studying ceramics in China and Korea, he assumed the name of Mashimizu Zoroku II in 1882. In 1884, he earned honorable mention at the Kyoto Exhibition and was awarded the gold medal at the Kofukuji Temple Exhibition...
Meiji Hirado Fuji & Dragon Vase
Height: 3.25 inches
Width: 3.25 inches
Age: Late Meiji (1890 to 1910)
Condition: Excellent (There are a couple of small glaze skips.)
Takahashi Dohachi I (Shofutei) (1740 - 1804)
The following text regarding Takahashi Dohachi I is from Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Art & Literature, Vol. 8.
"The first Dohachi, a retainer of the Kame-yama fief in Ise, was born in 1740. His family name was Takahashi. He established himself at Awata in the Horeki era (1750 - 1763), and having studied the keramic art under Eisen of Kyo-mizu, began the manufacture of pottery...
Meiji Era Relief Hirado Paulownia Vase Signed Imamura Rokuro
This is a fine, larger example of Mikawachi kiln Hirado which is left unglazed so that the finely executed, low relief carving remains sharply detailed...
Edo Period Momotaro (Peach Boy) Hirado Okimono
This beautiful example of Hirado is based on a Japanese folk tale of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a very brave boy who's mother found him in a peach by the shore while doing laundry. When he grew up, he decided to fight a band of oni for their treasure. Along the way, he met three friends, a dog, a monkey and a pheasant who agreed to help him. They were successful, and Momotaro gave credit to his good friends...
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Shishi Okimono
Length: 6 inches
Height: 5.25 inches
Age: Edo Period (1st half of the 19th century)
Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse
A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive...
Edo Period Iro Nabeshima Tripod Dish with Overglaze Textile Pattern
This beautiful Iro Nabeshima dish was made in the Edo Period (1690s - 1720s), and the base sits on three nicely modeled feet. There is a similar dish of exactly the same size in the book, Yakimono 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics (pg. 65). I've included pictures from the book with this listing. The dish in the book is an "Important Cultural Property" from the Kyushu Ceramic Museum...