The Ivory Tower - Japanese Satsuma and Imari by Marvin Baer
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1163741
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This pristine vase is finely decorated with a festival processional scene on the upper band, along with a floral and avian scene on the lower band. All of the gilt and enamels are precisely applied, providing wonderful detail throughout. The condition is excellent. It measures 4.75" x 2.25", is signed Meizan on the underside and dates about 1880 - 1890.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1163480
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This delicate form is quite unusual and amazingly, is in excellent condition with no restorations. The scene wraps entirely around the body with fine gilt work on the handles and legs. It is signed Kyouzan on the underside and dates about 1900. It measures 5.25" x 3.5", inclusive of the handles and bird finial.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1118522
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Hankinzan is a sought after artist, known for his extraordinary work. This piece is a gem with wonderful detail throughout. Notice the woman behind the mesh screen in the upper left, the subtle background shading, along with the fine details in the rooster. It measures 5" in diameter and is in pristine condition. It dates about 1900.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1118520
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This beautiful dish is featured on page 84 of Louis Lawrence's new book on Satsuma. It shows a farming family at work with a barrel of rice with a processional scene on the scroll above. The reverse side is decorate with cranes in flight. It dates about 1900 and measures 4 3/4" x 1 3/8". The condition is excellent.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1070248
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This vase is finely decorated with two beautiful scenes contrasted by a rich chocolate brown ground. The sparse use of silver application in the reserves and the flesh tones used in the faces adds to the beauty of this piece. It is impressed with a Kinkozan mark and dates about 1900. The condition is excellent with few signs of wear. The dimensions are 6" x 4.75".
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #996811
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This is a lovely 3 part censer with a reticulated cover and body. The shoulder is decorated with six overlapping scenes surrounded by floral reserves. Also notice the fine detail in the sculpted shishi heads. It measures 4.25" x 5" and dates about 1900. Condition is near mint with few signs of wear.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #994358
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This form is a true chawan or ceremonial tea bowl. The exterior is decorated with four fan shaped scenes bordered by very elegantly and richly applied gold work. The interior walls show an outdoor scene, wrapping 360 degrees around the inside of the bowl. The center medallion depicts a warrior on horseback. It measures 4.9" x 3.5" and dates about 1890 - 1900. Condition is excellent.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #985194
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This vase is decorated only with gold and silver application over varying shades of underglaze blue. Although it may appear in the images that the gold is worn on the dragons, the visible red is part of the design. There is some gilt wear to the rim and two pinhead size flakes in the glaze. It measures 8.5" x 3.75" and dates about 1900.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #880691
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This is a beautiful example of a Kinkozan processional scene, done in very fine detail. The trees and flowers on this vase were not typically painted these pieces. The condition is near mint with minimal signs of wear and no damages. It dates about 1900 and measures 4.75" in height.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #855582
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Very few Seikozan signed earthenware pieces were of this size. Despite its larger size, the decoration is still very fine. It shows crisply detailed chrysanthemums and peonies on a mountainous background. The condition is near mint with little to no wear. It dates about 1900 and measures 12.25" x 8".
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #845942
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The detail of the applied dragons on this Kinkozan signed vase is excellent. While it's not rare to see examples of Kinkozan on porcelain, it is uncommon. The condition of the vase is good. All of the visible crazing lines are original and inherent to the piece. It measures 8.5" x 3.75" and dates about 1900 - 1910.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #845891
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While not signed, this piece was surely decorated by Ryozan or one of the other Yasuda studio artists. It is in very good condition with few signs of wear and dates about 1890 - 1900. The dimensions are 7 1/8" x 3 3/4".
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #819855
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The three panel form of this vase is quite unusual and it is nicely decorated with butterflies, phoenix birds, chrysanthemums and a dragon. It measures 9.75" x 5.75" and dates about 1910 - 1920. There is damage on one corner, but it does detract significantly from the aesthetic of this piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #771314
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$2950.00
This is a nicely decorated pair of vases. There is good detail on each of the eight panels, but some minor wear to the gold application on the cobalt. They date about 1900 and measure 8 1/2" x 3 1/8".
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #771279
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This is a beautifully executed fish bowl or jardinière. The exterior is decorated with classic Fukagawa motifs of koi and irises while the interior shows a single large koi with maple leaves. Other than some surface scratching on the bottom of the interior, this piece is in excellent condition. It dates about 1920 - 1930 and measures 8" x 11.5".
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #751399
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This pair of early Japanese cloisonne vases is fully decorated, both front and back. There is nice artwork throughout and they are in very good condition. Each vase measures 12.5" x 6" and date about 1900.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #672872
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$4950.00
The black matte finish and fully decorated underside on this Ryukuzan signed bowl are quite unusual. Also, the enamel work is very finely detailed. This bowl is in excellent condition with no wear. It dates about 1890 and measures 5.75" x 3".
All Items : Archives : Pre 1900 item #669837
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This is a nice example of Ryozan's work and the condition is excellent, with almost no wear at all. Each panel on the vase is separated by an incised division crafted into the body of the vase. It measures 7.5" x 4" and dates about 1890.