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Japanese Meiji Koransha Blue Gold Red Porcelain Vase, Circa 1880

US$8,950

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Extraordinary Japanese semi-square Koransha porcelain vase from Meiji Period (circa 1880,) intricately hand-painted in polychrome enamels in red and cobalt blue over clear glaze and detailed gild decoration all around. The mark depicts the Koransha orchid in red indicating that it was produced in the kiln of the Koransha company. Koransha company in Arita was founded by Fukagawa Eizaemon, a renowned porcelain master artist whose earlier work with “Fukagawa Sei” mark are ranked very high amongst porcelain pieces of that period. It depicts panels with “sho-Chiku-Bai” or “Three Friends of Winter” motif, and birds surrounded by flowers, on the semi-square body of this exquisite vase. The deep cobalt blue band all around the four panels is decorated with flowers and delicate gilding. The band around the neck has an elegant arabesque motif in blue and gold. The late father of the collector of this exquisite pair, who operated one of the leading kilns in the historic Imari-Arita region of Japan, travelled extensively to Europe in the early 1960s with a Mission that he led, to purchase and bring back to Japan antique ceramics that had been exported from Japan to the west over the past 250 years. A total of 104 pieces were acquired and brought back. These were very unique pieces, designed and produced to export to Europe and later to America too, mostly in the 18th up to very early 20th century. These were carefully studied and extensively copied in the hope of creating products that conformed with the long-standing tastes and preferences in the west and bringing back the glory of that era. He concentrated on purchasing massive masterpieces that originated from his region of Imari-Arita. Records show that the Mission did a considerable portion of its buying in London. All the 104 pieces have been in his museum quality private collection. This pair of Meiji porcelain vases is among these 104 exceptional and unique pieces. This exquisite Meiji period vase by Koransha in excellent condition comes in the original wooden case (tomobako) signed. Dimensions: H 9.5 in D 5 in

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.13 cm (9.5 in.)Diameter: 12.7 cm (5 in.)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This Koransha porcelain vase (circa 1880) is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.
  • Seller Location
    Takarazuka, JP
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU277137969293

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Takarazuka, Japan
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