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Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)(Scroll down for more information)

Height: 3.75 inches

Width: 1.62 inches

Age: Meiji (1890 - 1910)

Mark: Impressed Sterling Silver & Underglaze Blue Nishiura

Condition: Excellent

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1232439
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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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1162691
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Okumura Shozan (1841-1905)

The information below came from Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Art and Literature (Vol. 8, pg. 228).

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Okumura Yasutaro, a potter of Kadowakicho (a branch street of Gojo-zaka), commenced the manufacture of faience in 1864. His art name is Shozan. This keramist's skill in imitating the works of the old masters, especially Ninsei and Kenzan, is very remarkable. A cup made by him used to be exhibited in a museum of a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1247961
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1166444
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Sawamura Tosa was a Kyoto potter of Gojosaka who studied under Rokubei III and opened a factory in 1876.

For more information see pages 286 & 287 of Edward S. Morse's book, Catalog of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery.

Height: 6 inches

Width: 4.37 inches

Age: Meiji (1876 to 1890)

Mark: Impressed Tosa Mark

Condition: Good except for a firing crack on the underside of the vase and a short, stable hairline crack that runs...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1304265
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Seifu Yohei III (1851 - 1914) (Scroll down for more information.)

According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in Japan. In 1893 Seifu became the first ceramist to be admitted to the Teishitsu Gigei-in and in 1895 he was made a member of the Order of the Green Ribbon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1286393
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Seifu Yohei III (1851 - 1914) (Scroll down for more information.)

According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in Japan. In 1893 Seifu became the first ceramist to be admitted to the Teishitsu Gigei-in and in 1895 he was made a member of the Order of the Green Ribbon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1264981
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Seifu Yohei III (1851 - 1914) (Scroll down for more information.)

According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in Japan. In 1893 Seifu became the first ceramist to be admitted to the Teishitsu Gigei-in and in 1895 he was made a member of the Order of the Green Ribbon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1164032
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This nice teapot was created by Seifu Yohei III in the mid to late Meiji Era (1880 to 1890). It measures 4 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide and is in excellent condition. The signature is applied on the side of the teapot in white enamel.

According to Gisela Jahn's book, Meiji Ceramics, Seifu Yohei III was adopted by the Seifu family and took over the workshop in 1872, he then took the name Seifu III in 1878. He produced mainly for the Japanese market and received many awards in J...

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Seifu Yohei I (1803 - 1861) (Scroll down for more information.)

According to Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Arts and Literature (Vol. 8, pg. 226), Seifu Yohei I was born in Gojozaka, the son of a bookseller. He moved to Kyoto where he studied under Dohachi II and opened his own factory in 1844. Brinkley states that Seifu I manufactured both pottery and porcelain.

Diameter: 3 inches

Height: 2 inches

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Seifu Yohei I (1803 - 1861) (Scroll down for more information.)

According to Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Arts and Literature (Vol. 8, pg. 226), Seifu Yohei I was born in Gojozaka, the son of a bookseller. He moved to Kyoto where he studied under Dohachi II and opened his own factory in 1844. Brinkley states that Seifu I manufactured both pottery and porcelain.

This vase is a tribute to the Shonzui style/school or Gorodayu Go-Shonzu...

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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

Condition: Excellent


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1152831
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Shofu Katei (1870 to 1928)

Shofu Katei, also known as Shofu Kajo, was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. Shofu came to Kyoto in 1888, and in 1890, he was adopted into the Shofu Kajo family. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.

Height: 6 inches

Width: 4.5 inches

Age: Meiji to Taisho (1900 - 1920)

Mark: Shofu and impressed Shreve & Co. Sterling

Condition: Very good with only a small area on the...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1222249
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Takahashi Dohachi I (Shofutei) (1740 - 1804)

The following text regarding Takahashi Dohachi I is from Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Art & Literature, Vol. 8.

"The first Dohachi, a retainer of the Kame-yama fief in Ise, was born in 1740. His family name was Takahashi. He established himself at Awata in the Horeki era (1750 - 1763), and having studied the keramic art under Eisen of Kyo-mizu, began the manufacture of pottery. He was an ex...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1210412

Height: 5 inches

Width: 2.25 inches

Age: Meiji (1890 - 1905)

Mark: Takeuchi & Patent 2252515 (Patent for "Transparent Porcelain" held by Takeuchi Chiubei's porcelain factory, Shippo Kaisha, in Nagoya)

Condition: Very good with some gold missing from the top rim, and there is a very small application flaw in the sharkskin glaze at the bottom foot of the vase. (Image 1)


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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)

Condition: Excellent


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1212602
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Tominaga Genroku (1859 - 1920)

Tominaga Genroku was a talented potter who worked in Ureshino near Arita, Japan during the Meiji Era (1868 - 1912). His accomplishments include attaining a position as head of the Protection of Cultural Properties Commission, and winning third prize at the Fifth National Industrial Exposition in 1903.

Examples of his work are included in many highly regarded Japanese porcelain reference books along with such artists as Makuz...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1213598
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Tominaga Genroku (1859 - 1920)

Tominaga Genroku was a talented potter who worked in Ureshino near Arita, Japan during the Meiji Era (1868 - 1912). His accomplishments include attaining a position as head of the Protection of Cultural Properties Commission, and winning third prize at the Fifth National Industrial Exposition in 1903.

Examples of his work are included in many highly regarded Japanese porcelain reference books along with such artists as Makuz...