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$ 8,000

Japanese Porcelain Vase with Relief Surface Makuzu Kozan

Documentation Signed
Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials ceramic
H. 10.5 in; Diam. 7 in;
H. 26.67 cm; Diam. 17.78 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use. minor surface wear such as rubbing losses of gilt on spots, a couple of fire kiln firing cracks on the vines as shown as well as rings in the interior base as shown, contact wear on the base rim.
Creation Date 1880-1900
Description A rare porcelain vase by Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) circa 1890-1900s (late Meiji period). The vase is dated to the earlier work from Kozan's studio during a short period when surface relief sculpturing was used as a distinguished technique was employed, not a large quantities of the examples remained.
The vase features a classic form of a storage jar with short neck and wide round mouth and raised shoulder. The entire surface was decorated with fine horizontal lines of ring, upon which enamel paintings of magpie birds in flight and swaying autumn grasses. The low relief sculpturing depicts a scrolling grape vines with leaves and clusters of grapes, all rendered in a highly realistic manner with colors. Together, it forms a lovely autumn scenery. The vase is marked with a branded gourd seal "Makuzu Kozan" underneath.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical
Incollect Reference Number 429100
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