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Japanese 19th Century Fukagawa Koransha Blue White Porcelain Vase, circa 1890

$4,200

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Japanese large mid-19th century Meiji Fukagawa signed decorative porcelain vase. It depicts the auspicious . As the viewer turns the vase around to explore the entirety of the scene, a dramatic scene of bamboo and Hermit motif shows up, hand-painted in underglaze cobalt blue on a stunningly shaped body with a flared trumpet shape top, set against pure white background. stunning patterns decorate the top and base of this unique vase. The upper side of the opening is adorned with bamboo leaves in cobalt blue. The artist's signature appears at the reverse side of the vase. 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. Dimensions: H 22 in, D 12.5 in This exquisite vase is in excellent condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Fukagawa (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Diameter: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The vase is in very good condition. There are no cracks, chips or restorations.
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2771324241222

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

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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