A graceful studio porcelain vase of tapered form with a poetic rendering of a landscape enveloped by clouds. This mysterious scene utilizing the artist’s prized fuki-e technique, creates layers of depth with varied color intensities. Fuki-e was an established technique in Arita, but was refined at the hand of master artist Makuzu Kozan. Rolling hills and mountains framed by contrasting, spear-like pine trees in the forefront and ghostly trees in the background add to the enigmatic quality of this splendid vase. Makuzu Kozan under glazed blue signature is on the base. This fine porcelain vase is in excellent condition with neither damage nor restoration.
Meiji Period, Japan