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Meiji-Taisho Period Kutani Vase by Shimizu Bizan

Meiji-Taisho Period Kutani Vase by Shimizu Bizan

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: Item # 1296004
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A wonderful porcelain vase from the Kutani tradition, one of the finest and most renown Japanese ceramics. It was made by a recognized craftsman named Shimizu Bizan (born Shimizu Tokutaro 1861-1926).

Shimizu Bizan learned painting and Satsuma porcelain techniques. These influences make for unique designs. This particular vase is decorated with two "Ho-o" (Fenghuang, in Chinese), one male and one female, a motif inspired by classic Chinese art. It is beautifully rendered with rather subdued green tones and gold enamel.

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The vase is in very good condition, with very little enamel wear. The vase is signed "Kutani Bizan".
Dimensions: 11.5 x 23.5 cm (4.6 x 9.4 in), weight 943g (2 lbs)

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