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Fine Japanese Ceramic Plate by Kinkozan for Yamanaka & Co.

$ 2,000
  • Description
    A fine Japanese ceramic satsuma plate made by Kinkozan and retailed by Yamanaka & Co. circa 1900-20s (late Meiji to early Tasho Period). The cream-color glazed plate features a very fine decoration of a maple tree in the midst of foliage color-changing in autumn. The poetic composition is stylized but also realistic, with a literati painter's quality, and was advantageously enhanced by the enamel colorings in incredible details. The maple tree is one of the favored motifs by the fine satsuma potters such as Yabu Meizan as it demonstrates the painter's skill. It is signed on the base in gilt kanji seal (Made by Kinkozan) and branded Yamanaka & Co in English. The plate was likely commissioned by the company from Kinkozan for its various galleries in US and Europe.
    The Kinkozan family established their pottery business first in 1645 and by the end of 19th century, it had become the largest studio producer of Satsuma ware. By the 1850s, Kinkozan Sobei (Kinkozan IV; 1824-84) started to export the wares to the west, particularly to America, together with the Kyoto manufacturer Taizan VIII. This continued and expanded under the leadership of Kinkozan V (1868-1927) until his death in 1927 when the studio closed.
    Established by Yamanaka Sadajiro (1866-1936), Yamanak & Co was a large art gallery business with branches in New York (1895), Boston (1899) and London (1900); an agent in Paris (1905), office in Beijing (1917) and branch in Chicago (1928). The company initially specialized in Japanese art before expanded into Chinese and other Far Eastern Art. An important art source for many collectors and museums in the early 20th century. The company went declined after 1930s and their oversea assets was finally liquidated during the Second World War.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: ceramic
    Condition: Good. Good antique condition with light aged wear, minor rubbing along the edge. Noticeable patina of minor discoloration due to food colors seeping through the fine crazing over the years. The process is called "amamori" in Japanese.
    Creation Date: 1900-1920s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Art Pottery, Asian
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 643509
  • Dimensions
    H. 1 in; Diam. 8.75 in;
    H. 2.54 cm; Diam. 22.23 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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