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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1317689 (stock #10819)
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Large and heavy plate, made of porcelain, decorated in enamel colors and gold with a mountainscape, including a waterfall and pagoda, inside a cherry blossom-shaped cartouche. The edge decorated in mainly orange and heavy gold with a geometrical design. On the back a black and gold seal reading Satsuma. Japan, Meiji era.

Diameter 14 inches.

Excellent condition.

This plate is made of porcelain, not of stoneware.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1298437 (stock #10783)
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$120.00
Small brush washer, molded and carved in the shape of a crab. Very thin biscuit with yellow, black and green glazes. Kutani ware, in the manner of Eiraku Hozen (1795-1854) and Wazen (1823-1896). Japan, 19th century.

H ca. 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm); length 2 ½ in. (6.7 cm).

Frittings and tiny chips at opening rim and at foot, otherwise very good condition.

Former collection / stock of Roger Barber, San Anselmo, CA.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1011738 (stock #10622)
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Large porcelain charger decorated in underglaze blue with a map of Japan, as drawn in the Edo period. The map (Gyoji type) shows the main islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, divided into the 63 provinces. The names of the provinces are written in kanji. Here and there a name of a city (i.e. Edo) is added. The main islands of Japan are surrounded by several islands (names written partly or entirely in katakana) and real and imaginary countries, such as Choseon, the Ryukyus, the country of the small people and the country where women rule. The sea is indicated by stylized waves. Around the islands are stylized clouds and on top and bottom fly crane-like birds. The bottom, reverse, with 6-mark seal: Honcho Tenpo nensei. Rim decorated with meandering flowering vines. Five spur marks. Japan, Hizen, Arita kiln, 1830s-1840s or slightly later (but still Edo period).
Diameter 16 inches, H 2.25 inches (Diam. 40.6 cm, H 5.7 cm).
Condition excellent.

Very similar piece in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #568814 (stock #C/P 056)
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$2,800.00
Set of ten small white porcelain condiment bowls (cups) for kaiseki-style dinner. Each miniature bowl individually shaped with slightly compressed sides and a small spout. With overall white glaze and brown rim, each painted with flowering plants and vegetables in underglaze blue, brown, and black, and with gold lacquer details. Each bowl with seal imprint TÔZAN at the bottom. Japan, 18th/19th century.
Circular base 1 inch diameter (2.5 cm), 1 ½ in. high (4 cm), 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. at the rim (5.3 x 6 cm).
Perfect condition.

In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 6.5 (H) x 15 (W) x 36.5 (L) cm. Inscribed, sealed and signed on the lid (TÔZAN tsukuru = made by) with red seal imprint. Each wrapping cloth stamped with 4 x 2.8 cm red seal imprint TÔZAN.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #329506 (stock #10169)
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$250.00
Bowl of high fired, porcelain-like, slightly yellow clay, glazed with a light celadon with fine crackle. Celadon ware was produced in a few Imari kilns, however, there is no certain attribution to this region. Diameter 5 ½ inches, height 2 1/8 inches. Japan, 19th century. Traces of usage on the inside (tiny frittings along the lines of the crackle), two tiny chips at upper rim, from one of which originates a short haircrack. Otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #277016 (stock #10080)
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$60.00
Small porcelain jar. Thin powder blue glaze over white clay. Over the monochrome blue a decoration of bamboo and pine trees in red, green, black and gold enamels. Over the shoulder meandering flowers in red and gold. The colors of the enamels remind one of Imari ware. Japan 19th century. Height 3 ¾ inches. One small chip at rim, enamels somewhat rubbed, as visible in photos.