The Ivory Tower - Japanese Satsuma, Imari and other Meiji ceramics
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1385050
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This elegant 9.8" x 5.5" vase is decorated with a single blossoming lily, stems and leaves over a slightly muted yellow ground. The condition is excellent with minimal signs of wear. It dates about 1900 - 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1385045
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A globular form, two-piece covered box or tea caddy decorated with irises. In excellent, all original condition with no restorations. It measures 4.9" x 4.5" and dates about 1900 - 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1385042
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This small meiping form vase is finely decorated with white lilies and blue/green leaves. It has a very elegant appearance derived from excellent use of artistic restraint. The condition is excellent and it measures 3.9" x 3.4". It dates about 1900 - 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1384976
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This vase is decorated with a continuous scene of a large crowd gathering at a kabuki theater, all in excellent detail. It measures 5" x 1.8" and is in very good condition, with only some minor gilt wear. Gilt Seikozan seal on underside. Circa 1890.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Cloisonne : Pre 1960 item #1384975
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This elegant mid-century cloisonne vase is decorated with four beautifully wired and enameled dragonflies. The condition is excellent and it measures 8.5" x 4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1384974
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The color of this beautiful vase transitions from lighter at the bottom to a richer blue/grey at the top. It is decorated with a fully blossomed white rose and other budding roses in relief. It is fairly large, measuring 11" x 6.5" at the widest point. It is in excellent condition, less the need for a cleaning. Meiji Period, about 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1384085
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The cover of this is heavily decorated with a springtime scene of birds and flowers. The outer walls with sparse enameled mums and wire vines. The interior with impressed of Mt. Fuji, a temple and lakeside. It measures 3.6" x 3.25" x 1.75" and dates about 1900 - 1910. Condition is very good.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1384063
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This footed tray is beautifully decorated using the ginbari foil cloisonne technique. The color combination contrasts very nicely. The condition is excellent with only some minor original surface pitting. It measures 7 1/3" x 4 7/8" x 5/8". It dates early 20th century, about 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1384036
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This vase has beautiful colors and artwork with a very elegant aesthetic. It measures 7.5" x 4" and dates about 1910 - 1920. The condition is very good, save one small surface blemish.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1384034
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This is one of the largest versions of Kinkozan's mottled glaze style that we have seen and the only one that combines it with a tree bark colored neck.The body is decorated with assorted floral designs in gilt. It measures 12" in height x 6.25" at the widest point on the body. The condition is excellent and it dates about 1900 - 1915.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1383203
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This is an elegantly formed tray decorated with cherry blossoms and a chocolate ground around the periphery. The overall condition is excellent with some slight gilt wear and perhaps in need of a cleaning. It measures 11.25" x 8.25" and dates 1875 - 1884.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1383202
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A beautiful pair of Imari plates, each decorated with a koi in gilt application. Aside from the visible gilt wear, there plates are in good condition with no restorations. They dates about 1900 - 1915 and measure 8 1/3" in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1382798
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An elegant example of studio pocelain from the Makuzu Kozan studio. A work of subtle beauty with lilac and mauve colored irises around the body. It measures 4.25" x 6" and dates about 1910 - 1920. The condition is excellent with the remnants of an original label on the underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1382796
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This is a subtly decorated Japanese studio porcelain vase depicting turtles climbing onto a rock with sparse bamboo leaf decoration over a light rose hue ground. It measures 8" x 3.75" and dates about 1910 - 1915. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382069
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The decoration on this vase is a traditional Imari color palette and design, but the precision of the artwork is much finer than is typically seen on Imari. It measures 11" x 6" and dates 1876 - 1884. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382068
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The central theme of this charger is a celebration of Boys Day. There are a plethora of children engaged in many different games and activities. There is some mild handling wear to the gilt and numerous minor original defects to the surface on the reverse side, but the overall condition and presentation are excellent. It measures 12" in diameter x 1.75" in height. The circa is about 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1381988
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The panels on this vase alternate between hoho bird and dragon motifs, a representation of marital bliss. All of the gilt and enamel work was executed with fine detail and the vase is in excellent condition, without restoration. It measures 12" x 7.5" and dates about 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1381853
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An example of a more restrained and serene piece of Satsuma, this plate has many subtle details such as moss growing on the tree trunks, broken limbs and a dog quietly following oxen in the background. It measures 8.5" in diameter and dates about 1900 - 1915.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1381708
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This vase is decorated with a continuous scene of children playing blind man's bluff in very nice detail. There are a couple of surface issues, but they detract very little from vase. It measures 7.5" x 3.25" and dates about 1910 - 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1381707
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This is a beautiful and fun Satsuma dish with a creased rim, decorated with children at play with their mothers nearby. The overall condition is very good with almost no rubbing and no restorations. It measures 6.75" in diameter an the rim measures 1.25". Signed Seikozan, circa 1890'
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1378895
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This dish is finely decorated with a shichifukujin (Gods of Fortune) motif and is in excellent condition. The rim is slightly fluted, adding another dimension to it. It measures 5.1" x 1" and dates about 1890. Gilt over black Yozan seal on underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1378893
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This a beautiful cubicle box and probably one of the smallest pieces by Ryozan that we have offered. It is a gem, in excellent condition with the only visible wear being on the underside seal. This was likely the result of the a price tag applied over the mark. It measures 2.25" in height x 2.50 diagonally across. On the underside there is a the seal of Ryozan and the Yasuda studio. Circa is about 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1378782
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A great example of sometsuke by Makuzu Kozan, depicting a continuous landscape and a boatsman poling his boat along the shoreline. The condition is excellent with no damages at all. It measures 10.75" x 4.6" and dates about 1910 - 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1378781
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This is an example of Yabu's elegant, more restrained work that he did later in his career. The simplicity by no means detracts from the piece and in fact, it is quite compelling. It measures 2.75" in diameter x .9" in height and dates about 1920. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1378773
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This early Meizan bowl has near 100% coverage with a plethora of different scenes and subjects, all beautifully executed. The condition is immaculate with little to no handling wear and no damages whatsoever. It measures 5 1/3" x 2 1/2" and dates about 1880 - 1890. There is a Meizan seal in gilt on the underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1378770
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This is a wonderful little ewer decorated with four well detailed panels surrounded by geometric gilt reserves. It bears the gilt seal of Seikozan on the underside. There is some staining near the bottom as it appears that it was once glued to a stand, but there is no evidence of breakage any place on the piece. It measures 3.75" in height x 3.5" in width (inclusive of spout and handle). Circa 1890.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1378424
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This is a lovely example of Nishiura Enji's work at reasonable price point. It has a floral motif over a neutral ground that gently fades near the bottom. The inner rim has a beautiful and unusual lavender color. The underside shows a Nishiura Enji V seal and it measures 5" x 2.25". It dates about 1900 - 1910 and is in excellent condition with the remnants of an original label on the body.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1378422
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The motif of this vase is quite unusual with a farmer working a water wheel in a mountainous rural setting. It is a larger vase by Yabu Meizan standards, measuring 7.25" x 4". It bears a Yabu Meizan gilt-on-gilt seal on the underside and dates about 1900 - 1910. Very good overall condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1378421
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This bowl is a beautifully decorated deep Satsuma bowl with an elegant flared rim. The motif of cockerels, wood ducks and other birds among blossoming cherries is executed with excellent detail. It dates about 1910 and is in very good overall condition. The dimensions are 4 1/4" x 7 3/8" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1360068
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This is a nicely decorated vase with a 19th century gardening scene and a group of bijins and their children in a garden. There are finely detailed floral reserves over an attractive teal ground. It is in good condition, save some expected surface gilt wear as seen in the images. It measures 4.75" x 3.5" and dates about 1900 - 1910. There is an impressed Kinkozan zo seal on the underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1360067
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This is an unusual squat form urn by Yabu Meizan, done entirely in Tiffany blue. It sit elegantly on three legs and is in excellent condition, although I'm suspect as to the cover's originality. It measures 5" in diameter x 3" in height, inclusive of the cover and bears the seal of Yabu Meizan in gilt on the underside. It dates about 1910 - 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1358792
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This is a beautifully decorated Seikozan vase with a continuous village scene around the core and intense, thickly enameled floral designs on either side of the center. The interior of the mouth is decorated with assorted geometric and floral patterns. The condition is excellent with no signs of wear or other issues. It measures 5.8" H x 5.9" W at the mouth and dates about 1890.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1357589
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A subtlety elegant Awaji pottery vase with incised iris designs over a softly mottled blue ground, from the late Meiji or early Taisho period. It measures 3 5/8" H x 4 5/8" wide and is in excellent condition. Plover mark on underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1343764
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This urn is a rare form by Yabu and is finely decorated with a continuous daimyo procession that follows entirely around the body. The enameled floral designs and finial sculpting are executed in excellent detail. One of the handles has been restored and can be seen upon close inspection of the images. However, it is not noticeable without a good amount of scrutiny and does not impact the body of the piece at all. We have priced this item accordingly. The dimensions are 4 1/3 x 4" and it bears t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1331593
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The cover of this box shows a nicely decorated scene with samurai heading into battle. The interior scene contrasts the battle with depictions of geisha of children enjoying the cherry blossoms. It is signed Houzan on the underside and the dimensions are 4.6" x 3.25" x 1.5". The condition is very good, save some minor surface losses on the interior rim of the cover.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1328123
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This delicately painted four panel koro has alternating scenes that contrast between figural motifs and nature motifs. The top has intense floral designs with heart shaped vents and a chrysanthemum form finial. It measures 3.5" x 2.4" and the condition is excellent. It dates about 1900 - 1910.