This is a whimsical piece of Imari or Kutani showing a geisha cleaning the Shoki's ear. His face and beard are sculpted to depict his expression perfectly. It measures 10" x 6.5" x 4.5" and is in excellent condition with only some very minor rubbing to the enamel. It dates about 1900.
The band of figures wraps entirely around the vase and it appears depict a Boys' Day procession. There are beautiful reserves on both the upper and lower portions of the vase with the unusual use of white enamel over the gold on top. It is signed Kaburagi kin sei, a kiln more closely related to Kutani, yet the style is definitely Satsuma and the blank is earthenware. It dates about 1880 - 1890 and it measures 3.5" x 2". Overall condition is excellent with some excessive sticker res ...click for details
The detail of the applied dragons on this Kinkozan signed vase is excellent. While it's not rare to see examples of Kinkozan on porcelain, it is uncommon. The condition of the vase is good. All of the visible crazing lines are original and inherent to the piece. It measures 8.5" x 3.75" and dates about 1900 - 1910.
This is an unusually decorated Kutani vase, with fancy tail goldfish executed in fine detail. It is artist signed on the underside and in excellent condition. It measures 9.5" x 6" and dates about 1880 - 1900.
This slender vase shows a shoreline scene surrounded by moths over a pink floral ground. There is some minor wear near the top of the vase, but chips or restorations. It dates back to the late Meiji Period or early Taisho Period, about 1910 - 1920.