Yonezawa Hisashi (b. 1931) Celadon Koro with Sterling Silver Lid (Scroll down for more information.)
Height: 4 inches
Width: 5 inches
Age: Post 1950
Mark: Incised "Hisashi" ( 久 )
Condition: Excellent (The box is not original.)
Isamu Hasegawa Koro & Box (Scroll down for more information.)
Height: 3.5 inches (including agate finial)
Width: 4 inches
Mark: Incised "Isamu" ( 勇 )
Meiji Satsuma Vase in Velvet & Silk Box (Scroll down for more information.)
Height: 7.25 Inches
Width: 3.25 Inches
Age: Meiji (1890 to 1910)
Mark: Gold on black overglaze
Condition: Very good with minimal gold wear
Okumura Shozan (1841-1905) (Scroll down for more information.)
According to Captain Frank Brinkley, Okumura Shozan started producing ceramics in 1864. His art name was Shozan, and he was especially skilled at recreating the works of artists such as Ninsei and Kenzan. A cup made by Shozan used to be exhibited in a museum of antiquities in Tokyo as a genuine production of Nonomura Ninsei, until Shozan admitted he was the artist.
Shozan is a true "stud...
Seifu Yohei IV (1870 - 1951)(Scroll down for more information.)
Seifu Yohei IV was the second son of Seifu Yohei III. He also used the art name "Seizan" just as Seifu III did.
Height: 2 inches
Width: 3 inches
Age: Taisho to Showa (1925 - 1950)
Mark: Incised Seifu
Fukagawa Landscape Vase on Hirado Blank (ca. 1910) (Scroll down for more information.)
The Fukagawa Company sometimes used Hirado blanks rather than their own Arita blanks. This vase is a beautiful example of that practice. In 1910 the Hirado factory was purchased by Fukagawa.
Height - 11 inches
Width - 8.25 inches
Age - Meiji to Taisho (1900 to 1920)
Mark - Underglaze Blue, Hand-drawn Fukagawa Logo
Takeuchi Chiubei Yellow Sharkskin Enamel Vase (Scroll down for more information.)
Height: 11 inches
Width: 4.5 inches
Age: Meiji (1890 - 1905)
Mark: Takeuchi & Patent 2252515 (Patent for "Transparent Porcelain" held by Takeuchi Chiubei's porcelain factory, Shippo Kaisha, in Nagoya)
Koransha Yellow Plum Vase (Scroll down for more information.)
Ezaiemon Fukagawa became the head of the Fukagawa family's porcelain manufacturing business in 1856 and founded Koransha (Company of the Scented Orchid) in 1875.
Koransha won the Grand Prix in International Exhibition in the United States in 1876 as well as the Gold Medal in the Paris International Exhibit of 1878. These and other awards prompted the Japanese Imperial Household to order...
Kinkozan Sobei VII (1868 - 1927)
Height: 14.75 inches
Width: 8 inches
Age: Meiji (1900 - 1920)
Condition: Good except for a small chip on a blue, iris petal (image 5)
Ito Tozan I (1846 - 1920) (Scroll down for more information.)
Diameter: 3.25 inches
Height: 1.5 inches
Age: Meiji (1890 to 1920)
Mark: Impressed Tozan
Ito Tozan was born in Awata, Kyoto in 1846. During his illustrious career he won many awards. They are listed below.
* 1883 Amsterdam World Exposition
* 1889 Paris Exposition Univers...
Kato Gosuke IV (1839 - 1905) Celadon Bowl (Scroll down for more information.)
Diameter: 7.5 inches
Height: 3.25 inches
Age: Meiji (1870 - 1900)
Mark: Impressed seal Togyokuen, Gosuke Zo
Condition: There is a glaze skip on the inside of the bowl that has been filled with gold lacquer.
Fukagawa Seiji Company (Scroll down for more information.)
In 1894 Chuji Fukagawa, a student of Makuzu Kozan, founded the Fukagawa (fuka = mountain, gawa = river) porcelain company. His idea was to gather the best artists in Japan to shape and paint porcelain for export to the rest of the world. He entered a large vase at the Paris International Exposition in 1900 and won the gold medal. Another gold medal was won at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904, and in 1910...
Makuzu Kozan I (1842 - 1916) (Scroll down for more information.)
Miyagawa Kozan, born Miyagawa Toranosuke in Kyoto, took over the family business in 1860 at the age of 18. In 1870 he opened a shop in Yokohama and started creating Satsuma-style wares with high-relief modeled figures. However, when there was not a demand for that type of ware, he began to create Chinese-style porcelain which earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848 -1920)(Scroll down for more information.)
Rokubei IV was the oldest son of Kiyomizu Rokubei III. He studied Shijo school painting under Shiokowa Bunrin and took over the family title in 1883 after his father retired. He also studied modern art, but was interested in Literati art and was a close friend of Tomioka Tessai and Kono Bairei. Rokubei IV retired and passed the family title to his son Kuritaro (Rokubei V) in 1913, after which he too...
Edo Era Gosu Blue Kyoto Iris Vase (Scroll down to see more information.)
Height: 6 inches
Diameter: 4.75 inches
Age: Late Edo (Pre 1868)
Condition: Very good with only a little rubbing of the gold enamel.
Heian Yozan Sansui Vase
Height: 7.25 inches
Width: 7.25 inches
Age: Taisho to Showa (1920's - 1940's) ? *Please use your own experience for this one.
Kato Gosuke (1839 - 1905) Low Relief Tokkuri or Vase
Height: 7.5 inches
Width: 3 inches
Age: Meiji (1870 - 1900)
Mark: Togyokuen, Gosuke Sei
Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)
Height: 3.5 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Age: Meiji (1890 - 1910)
Mark: Impressed Sterling S 8 9 (may be manufacturer and date), HCW Monogram & Underglaze Blue Nishiura
Condition: There are a few light scratches and tarnish in the silver.