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Japanese Porcelain Dragon Glazed Vase Mazuku Kozan

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials porcelain
Dimensions
H. 11 in; Diam. 5 in;
H. 27.94 cm; Diam. 12.7 cm;
Condition Good. Fine condition with minimal wear. Marked number on the base as shown
Creation Date 90-1900s
Description A porcelain vase with dragon motif by Japanese imperial potter Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) circa 1900s. The vase is made in a classic elongated baluster form and decorated in a unusual pink mist on a white and aubergine background (called Morotai, the Hazy style), on which showcases a flying dragon. The dragon was outlined in iron red and filled with the aubergine color and was artistically emphasized on its bulging eyes, claws, scales and a long tail. It was the sole focus of the design circumventing the entire body of the vase. The imagery calls in mind the dragon decoration found in Korean Buncheong pottery, with its unique folklore vitality. The craftsmanship is superb with expertly use of colors and rendering of the motion. Kozan Studio experimented with newly available colors from the west starting in the 1880s, which resulted in the expansion of the palette and style that bridged the east and west aesthetic tradition.
Marked in underglaze blue on the base with a collection number in red paint.
Known also as Miyagawa Kōzan (1842–1916), he is one of the most established and collected ceramist from Meiji Period. Born as Miyagawa Toranosuke, Kozan established his pottery studio in Yokohama around 1870s and later became one of the appointed artist to the Japanese Imperial household. His work was exhibited in many international fairs that the Meiji government participated at the turn of the century and won many grand prizes.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Modern
Patterns Animal/Insects, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 373152
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