Suwa Sozan 1st Celadon Jar with Fish Design
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: item # 1193231
Please refer to our stock # T-h1011 when inquiring.
19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
Suwa Sozan 1st(1851-1922)work.
The quite same jar is also on the Nasser D Khalili collection.
A celadon jar with an ovoid body decorated with a shoal of sturgeon-like fish modelled in low relief and painted in undergraze red and grey and lightly incised with water weeds.
Suwa Sozan came from a military family.
He worked in porcelain, first in Tokyo in 1875; from 1879 to 1900 he worked in Ishikawa-ken, then moved to Kyoto, where he worked with Kinkozan until 1906, when he set up his own workshop in Gojozaka.
He seems to have specialized in ceramic carving and in the making of celadon.
He was made an Imperial Artist in 1917.
It is said that he won a bronze medal at the Japan-British Exhibition in 1910, but his name does not appear in any of the catalogues, perhaps he exhibited under the name of a commissioner.
Signed "Sozan" on the base.
This jar condition in excellent, no chip and no crack.
It comes with original signed wooden kiri-box,Tomobako.
Beautiful celadon color and delicate fish design.
Measurements about : 8.3cm(3.26")Mouth Diameter, 19cm(7.48")Body Diameter, 17.7cm(6.92")Tall.