This beautifully decorated try shows a carefully depicted horse that appears to be getting readied for the horse festival. It comes with the original box, lined with cushioned felt. Other than the minor gilt wear seen on the rim, the condition is excellent. It measures 8 1/3" x 5 /14" and dates about 1890 - 1900.
This bowl is carefully decorated with a motif of butterflies within gilt netting on both interior and exterior. Other than some very minor gilt loss, the condition is excellent. It measures 6 1/8" x 2 7/8" and dates about 1910.
The elephant motif on this finely decorated, unusually formed plate was likely inspired by a similar decoration used by Yabu Meizan. The condition is excellent with only some light wear to the rim. It measures 8.75" x 8.25" and bears the the Yasuda studio mark, along with a Kanzan mark seal in gilt on the reverse side. This item is Meiji Period and dates about 1900 - 1910.
Of lobed form, this koro is decorated with a series of fan shaped scenes surrounded by gilt and enamel floral designs. With pierced vents on the cover and signed Kinkozan in gilt on the underside. Dimensions: 4"H x 4.5"W. Circa 1890 and in excellent condition.
This plate is an example of Kinkozan's work on porcelain and does not exhibit the crazing that is associated with Satsuma. The scene depicts early autumn in a rural village with the maple leaves just beginning to change color. The condition is very good with little handling wear and no restorations. The reverse side bears an impressed Kinkozan zo mark and a Kinkozan gilt seal. It dates about 1900 - 1910.
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This is a highly unusual example of cloisonne with applied silver overlay. The silver is decorated with subtle chase work, adding an elegant touch to this interesting piece. There are multiple lines on the body of the vase as can be seen in the images, but we took the rarity of the piece into consideration when we purchased it. It measures 6" x 1.1", is artist signed on the underside and dates about 1900 - 1920.
This finely enameled box subtly elegant, showing Mt. Fuji above the clouds over a muted green ground color. There is some minor original pitting and a few very shallow surface scratches, but the overall condition is excellent. It measures 4.25" x 3.25" x 1.75" and dates about 1910 - 1930.
This is a very nice example of Kinkozan's work on porcelain, showing four gilt and silver applied dragons over a mottled blue ground. The dragons are finely detailed,with all of their scales and claws being well defined. There is some gilt wear around the rim, but the overall condition is very good. It measures 8.5" x 3.75" and dates about 1900 - 1915.
This plate shows a single scene of a samurai walking with his entourage. Each figure's attire is well detailed in gilt and enamel with beautiful use of color. Also, note the flesh tones in each of the faces and hands. The condition is excellent with little to no wear and no repairs or chips. It measures 8 5/16" in diameter and dates about 1900 - 1910.
This lovely miniature bowl is in pristine condition, with no repairs, restorations or retouching of the gilt work. The exterior is decorated with children engaged in a variety of pursuits, including a wonderful scene in which they are watching an artist paint. The interior shows loosely scattered butterflies in the center, surrounded by finely enameled draping wisteria. It measures 2 5/8" across by 1 3/4" in height and dates about 1900 - 1910.
This pair shows a continuous scene of figures including musicians, theater actors wearing masks, a puppeteer and others, wrapped around both vases. The upper and lower portions are decorated with profuse floral designs in gold and enamel. The condition is excellent with little to no wear and they date about 1890 - 1900. The dimensions are 3 5/8" x 2 1/8".
This is a fine example from the Kinkozan studio, showing two scenes over a cobalt ground with beautiful gilt reserves. Each scene is carefully enameled in vibrant colors. Gold stippling is used masterfully in the scenes to add tone to the sky in the backgrounds. The shoulder of the vase has sculpted chrysanthemums highlighted in gold. The condition is nearly perfect and it dates about 1900 - 1910. It measures 6.25" x 4".
The ground color on this Kinkozan impressed vase is a very unusual deep brown which beautifully contrasts the fine gilt work applied over it. There are two scenes, one showing a man on horseback arriving at a house with entourage as onlookers view them from a bridge in background. The other showing a family in rural setting. It measures 4.8" x 3.8" and dates about 1900. The condition is excellent.
This is a finely enameled, artist signed Satsuma earthenware vase decorated in kinran or gosu blue style. It has a floral and foliate motif with assorted designs including geometric and fish scale patterns. It measures 7" x 4" and is in excellent condition. Circa late 19th century.
This elegantly decorated tray is featured on page 55 of Louis Lawrence's book, Satsuma: The Romance of Japan. It depicts a springtime scene of young girls at play with their mothers. The overall condition is excellent, less a tiny 2 mm flea bite on the upper right corner. It measures 5.6" x 4.5" and dates about 1900.
This is a finely detailed example of Japanese Satsuma earthenware, attributed to the Kinkozan studio. Each panel was decorated with painstaking detail and the reserves show equal attention to detail. Other than some very slight handling wear on the rim, the vase is in excellent condition and dates about 1900 - 1910. It measures 7" x 4".
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These vases have an unusual high glaze blue ground with heavily applied enamel that appears to simulate moriage enamel. Other than some wear to the gold around the rim, the condition is excellent. They date about 1875 and measure 9.9" x 5".
This is a finely decorated with beautiful execution in both scenes and the reserves. Ranzan was not a prolific artist, but the pieces we have seen are typified by the thick style of gold application on this vase. It measures 5.9" x 2.9" and the condition is excellent. It dates about 1890.