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$ 7,500

Large Historical Presentation Porcelain Vase Meiji

Origin Japan
Period 1900-1919
Materials ceramic
H. 15 in; Diam. 9 in;
H. 38.1 cm; Diam. 22.86 cm;
Condition Good. Fine condition overall. Minor surface wear close to the base. Apreviously drilled hole on the base has been professionally restored.
Creation Date 1906
Description A large stunning Japanese porcelain vase with a historical background. It was a presentation piece from the city of Sasebo (located in Kyushu, Japan) to Samejima Kazunori (1845-1910), an admiral of the early Imperial Japanese Navy, in the February of Meiji 39 year (1906). The vase is of the highest quality and beauty. On the subtly overglazed gold painted background, the upper body of the vase is draped with molded relief of hanging orchids. The realistic rendering of the leaves and blossom is extremely impressive in its naturalistic details, showcasing a superb workmanship. The base is fully marked with the presentation details and dates. A previous drilled hole can be professional restored. A stunning piece with a historical interest.
The vase is identified as likely made by Koransha, Scented Orchid Company. It was established in1875 by Ezaiemon Fukagawa (1833-1889), Fukaumi Suminosuke and his brother Takeji, Tsuji Katsuzo and Tezuka Kamenosuke, which produced fine porcelain. In 1879, Fukaumi and other members left the company and Koransha was reestablished by Eizaemon alone. After his death in 1889, his oldest son, Yotaro succeeded the Koransha company while his second son, Fukagawa Chuji started the Fukagawa Porcelain Company. The company is located in Arita which had some historical ties with Hirado kilns. It acquired the assets of the Hirado Mikawachi kilns in the beginning of the 20th century. Some productions naturally merged in the process. The vase was presumably made during that time.
Hirado ware is one of the most desirable porcelain from Japan since it's establishment in 1712 in Northern Kyushu after the discovery of fine Kaolin locally. The ware was made at kilns at Mikawachi, Sasebo, Nagasaki, and it is therefore also known as Mikawachi ware. It was renowned for its fine clay and intricate designs and enjoyed both domestic and export prestige throughout 18-19th century before it went declined as mentioned above.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 320781
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