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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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".