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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355504 (stock #7-436)
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A tripodic studio porcelain incense burner reminiscent of ancient Chinese bronze configurations. Its striking color palette defines the lower portion's three legs in a brilliant yellow enamel and the cartouches along the shoulders, deep cobalt blue on an iron red ground patterned with geometric shapes. The rim is decorated with images of shishi heads emerging from a dense, swirling cobalt ground. Along the shoulders, dynamic dragons dash among racing clouds...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355401 (stock #03-266)
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A massive Satsuma charger, complex in execution and composition. Within the gilt border of masses of over-lapping chrysanthemums in low relief, a group of elegant beauties in the finest kimono, surrounded by hanging wisteria, lean over a bridge to feed eager ducks in the crystal-clear waters below. Signed on reverse Oguri Sai Sei. This stunning Satsuma charger is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Diameter: 18” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1355298 (stock #FC-1672)
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A finely modeled Satsuma earthenware censer of octagonal form on eight, well-formed feet. Its reticulated body and cover are designed with elaborate gilt and enamel brocading, the panels, themselves celebrating the Japanese traditional love of nature. On the alternating panels, complex interactions among bjin and children under pine and sakura trees, villagers gathered by the banks of a river and families entertaining lakeside are executed in minute detail with gilt and jewel-toned enamels...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355109 (stock #9-237)
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A rare and important two-piece pottery censer in the form of a Buddhist lion standing on four robust legs. The lid (the creature's head) and the powerful body are naturalistically modeled with a flame-like mane and tail - the entirety, richly gilt. This censer is a signed work by Imperial Court Artist Ito Tozan, and includes tomobako with textile insert. It is in excellent condition with no chips, damage or restoration. Length: 6", width: 4", height: 6.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355108 (stock #8-130)
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An unusual covered Satsuma box of ogee- form with a delightful scene of a fox wedding procession on its lid. On the rim, the visual whimsy so evident in this extraordinary piece continues with delicate scroll work inhabited by groups of mischievous children tugging at leafy vines. In the procession, the stunning foxes are clad in rich enameled kimono as they soberly make their way through tall pine trees...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1355043 (stock #FC-1656)
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A classic, baluster-shaped Satsuma vase, its visuals designed with four overlapping panels set against a woven golden fence. Interspersed with gilt and enameled kiku on a teal ground, this dramatic background color provides excellent contrast to the soft-cream of the panels. Both exterior and interior images showcase the private and public life of the ladies of the court, with traditional displays of tea ceremony implements and ikebana, signifying status. Kinkozan gilt signature on the base...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355042 (stock #FC-1602a)
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A shallow plate by the elusive Satsuma master, Shoko Takebe. A jubilant scene unfolds on a gold-sprinkled ground. The peace-time subject depicts attendants pulling a massive two-tiered cart, samurai officials within. Many of the attendants and officials wave fans in the air. The use of color, gilt and infinitesimal detail conveys a jewel-like radiance, rare on other soft-paste wares. Gilt-seal signature on reverse of plate reads Shoko Takebe in katakana together with Thomas B. Blow in kanji...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1355016 (stock #FC-159)
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A covered studio porcelain kogo of round form by Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan. Its exterior is completely rendered within rondels of feathery phoenixes, their bodies detailed in mauve-colored glaze. The background is a profusion of cobalt karakusa and lappets. Interiors are restrained to an elegant white-gray glaze. Makuzu Kozan signature within a circle on the base. This one-of-kind ceramic kogo is in excellent condition. Diameter: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1355014 (stock #0-355)
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A major celadon vase of ovoid form rendered with delicately-colored, moriage fish swirling among seaweed. (Master ceramicist Suwa Sozan perfected the celadon technique in Japan and in 1914 was commissioned by the Korean government to revive the celadon market there. In 1917 Suwa Sozan was made Imperial court artist.) Sozan's signature seal can be found on the base of this exquisite iconic vase. It is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Similar vase published in “The Nasser D...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1354279 (stock #6-147)
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A large studio porcelain vase of baluster form worked in a soft sea-green glaze, a four-toed dragon covering its body. In a meticulous, yet fluid style characteristic of Makuzu Kozan's work, the dragon is fully animated, its powerful body coiled, its face, expressive. The lively creature is rendered in subtle gradations and tonalities of green and white, and serves as the focus on this lovely vase. This studio porcelain vase is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1353775 (stock #05-222)
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A massive porcelain censer in traditional Imari palette with three demon feet, upturned handles and a cobalt shishi finial. Bands of scrollwork and textile patterning surround circular cartouches of mythical creatures. This impressive Imari porcelain piece is in excellent condition. Height: 21”, diameter: 18” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1353774 (stock #FC-1085)
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An Imari porcelain shallow platter formed as a fish with washes of deep cobalt enamel covering the head, tail and fins. The main visual of lush peony and kiku blossoming alongside a sakura tree is enhanced by the choice of graduated shades of cobalt, iron red with gilt and green enamel detailing. An exotic, long-tailed bird rests among the boughs of the cherry blossom tree. On the reverse, brocades of clamshells and reeds are scattered in under-the-glaze blue enamel...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1353425 (stock #9-236)
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A major pottery vase of tapered form completely decorated with delicate karakusa (Chinese leafy scrollwork) in a dark blue slip. Plum flowers in gilt and red glaze add a surprising and sumptuous finishing touch to the vase. Signed by the renowned Kyoto-based artist ITO TOZAN on the base with seal of Teishitsu Gigeiin (Imperial Court Artist). The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 12" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1352836 (stock #6-648)
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An unusual porcelain vase of modified meiping form crafted in a soft color -gradation from dark grey to white. The nocturnal backdrop highlights the whiteness and translucent quality of plum blossoms as they shiver in the air. The vase is signed on the base by Kozan II and is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 11.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1352754 (stock #8-448)
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A Satsuma incense burner of round form on four small pod feet, its finial formed as three kiku on leafy branches. Along its curved body, gilt-lined cartouches are rendered with wild chrysanthemums and grasses in iron red, gosu blue and gilt enamels. Cartouches are linked by brilliantly-designed medallions with floral patterns. Gilt Hozan signature and seal can be found on base with gosu blue Shimazu mark. This exquisite Satsuma koro is in excellent condition with no damage and no restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1352693 (stock #05-122c)
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A petite, Satsuma teapot overlaid with a thick layer of silver, its cover surmounted by a round finial and opening for easy ventilation. Its looped handle delicately woven with leached bamboo strands contrasts with the pot’s unexpected mirror-like silver surface. This charming Satsuma teapot is in very good condition with minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 2.5” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1352484 (stock #FC-1089)
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A pair of vitreous porcelain Imari fish plates rendered in cobalt blue enamel with over-the-glaze iron red and gilt detailing. On their bodies, uniquely-shaped visuals depict stylized images of chrysanthemum groves, rockwork and splashing spume. The brightly- colored enamels in green, blue and iron red emphasize the beauty of the plates, the modeled accents on the fins and eyes providing a distinctive three-dimensional quality. This fine set of Imari fish plates is in very good condition with mi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1352423 (stock #02-229)
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A major celadon porcelain vase of tall, tapered form with a striking lustrous glaze. On its body, in relief, a raptor with a broad, graceful wing span dominates the sky amid auspicious clouds, extremely realistic to the eye and to the touch. The vase includes its tomobako and is signed at the base SUWA SOZAN II. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 10”. Circa 1920, Japan