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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1204886
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Height: 10.5 inches

Width: 5 inches

Age: Late Meiji (1890 - 1910)

Mark: None

Condition: There is a small chip on the foot of the vase (images 3 & 6).


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1218647
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Edo Period Celadon Hirado Horse

A "rare" Hirado celadon (seiji) recumbent horse, extraordinary modelling, and a virtuosic example of the flawless green-glazed porcelain produced in the eighteenth century in northwestern Kyushu, Japan. Typically, the glaze was applied over a layer of white slip (liquid clay). This enhances the celadon color and exaggerates the sinuous curves in the horse's tail, legs, etc., that make the animal so intensely expressive...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1256847
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Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861 - 1936)(Scroll down for more information.)

Mashimizu Zoroku II (born Jutaro) was the eldest son of Zoroku I. After studying ceramics in China and Korea, he assumed the name of Mashimizu Zoroku II in 1882. In 1884, he earned honorable mention at the Kyoto Exhibition and was awarded the gold medal at the Kofukuji Temple Exhibition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1250063
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1203792
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Fukagawa Seiji Company

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...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1210271
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Kanzan Denshichi (1821 - 1890)

1862: Settled in Kyoto & took the name Denshich Terao

1863: Changed name to Shontei & then to Kanzan Kato

1867: Moved to the Kiyomizu Gojozaka district

1870: Became the first potter in Japan to employ Western pigments

1872: Changed name to Kanzan Denshichi

1873: Received commission for Western Style table service from Imperial Household & opened factory
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1245866
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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

Condition: Excellent


Ito Tozan was born in Awata, Kyoto in 1846. During his illustrious career he won many awards...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1218738
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Edo Period Momotaro (Peach Boy) Hirado Okimono

This beautiful example of Hirado is based on a Japanese folk tale of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a very brave boy who's mother found him in a peach by the shore while doing laundry. When he grew up, he decided to fight a band of oni for their treasure. Along the way, he met three friends, a dog, a monkey and a pheasant who agreed to help him. They were successful, and Momotaro gave credit to his good friends...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1246267
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1177072
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My pictures do not do justice to the elaborate, three-dimensional silver work under the translucent, dark, cherry red enamel. There are moths hidden among the flowers and leaves, and there is a depth to the design that you must admire in person to appreciate...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1253875
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Kinkozan Sobei VII (1868 - 1927)(Scroll down for more information.)

Height: 2.25 inches

Width: 3.75 inches

Age: Meiji (1900 - 1920)

Condition: Excellent

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1241167
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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...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1298675
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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. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1210355
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Koransha

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 their porcelain from Koransha. This is the ultimate hono...

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 #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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1153248
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Height: 14.5 inches

Width: 10 inches

Age: Meiji to Taisho (1900 - 1920)

Condition: Very good with only a minute wear to the decoration

Koransha

Ezaiemon Fukagawa became the head of the Fukagawa family's porcelain manufacturing business in 1856 and founded the Koransha Company (Company of the Scented Orchid) in 1875.

The Koransha Company won the Grand Prix in International Exhibition in the United States in 1876 as well as ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1246236
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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)

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Miyanaga Tozan I (1868 - 1941) Celadon Vase (Scroll down for more information.)

Height: 9 inches

Width: 10 inches

Age: Meiji (1910 to 1920)

Mark: Incised Tozan

Condition: Excellent

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1280948
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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. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1231562
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Nishiura Enji V (1856 to 1914)

Height: 4 inches

Width: 3 inches

Age: Meiji (1890 - 1910)

Mark: Underglaze Blue Nishiura

Condition: Excellent

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1234031
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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)

Mark: None

Condition: Very good with only a little rubbing of the gold enamel.


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1267655
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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. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...

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...

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Ito Tozan I (1846 - 1920) (Scroll down for more information.)

Height: 12.5 inches

Width: 6 inches

Age: Meiji (1890 to 1920)

Mark: Underglaze black, Tozan Sei

Condition: Excellent

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 Universelle
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Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861 - 1936)

Mashimizu Zoroku II (born Jutaro) was the eldest son of Zoroku I. After studying ceramics in China and Korea, he assumed the name of Mashimizu Zoroku II in 1882. In 1884, he earned honorable mention at the Kyoto Exhibition and was awarded the gold medal at the Kofukuji Temple Exhibition. He opened a new kiln in Kyoto in 1917, and in 1926 he made a celadon koro for the Emperor Showa.


Height: 3.75 inches

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Satsuma Boy with Ball

Height: 2.375 inches

Width: 2 inches

Age: Late Meiji to Taisho (1910 to 1920)

Mark: None

Condition: Some wear to the overglaze enamels


All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1338794
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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. This earned him greater fame and success, and in 1896 he was elected to the Teishits...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1246309
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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
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1236699
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1207379
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Yabu Meizan (1852 - 1934)

Yabu Meizan was born in Osaka, Japan in 1852. He learned to paint Satsuma in 1880 and opened a factory the same year. In the years that followed, he won many awards and held many positions of importance in his field. However, after World War I (1914), demand for Satsuma declined, causing Meizan to concentrate on the domestic market prior to his death in 1934.


Height: 3.625 (9 cm) inches

Width: 2.625 (6.5 cm) inches...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1204002
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Height: 16.25 inches

Width: 12 inches

Age: Meiji (1870 - 1890)

Mark: None

Condition: There is a small chip on the foot of the vase (image 1) and two short, light stress cracks in the glaze on the top rim. One of the stress cracks is about 3 mm long and the other is 1.5 mm long (image 5).