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Japanese Meiji Fukagawa Koransha Imari Blue Porcelain Vase, circa 1880

$5,850

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Japanese late-19th century Fukagawa porcelain vase in blue underglaze from Meiji period, (1868-1912,) in a stunning shape depicting intricate cherry blossoms decorating the body pleasantly contrasted by intricate and detailed geometric patterns decorating the rim and base of the vase. Two exquisite patterns decorate the outer and inner sides of the elegant neck of this vase. The mark on the reverse side depicts the Koransha orchid in blue indicating that it was produced in the kiln of the Koransha company. It also has "Fukagawa Sei" (made by Fukagawa) mark. Koransha company in Arita was founded by Fukagawa Eizaemon, a renowned porcelain master artist whose work with “Fukagawa Sei” mark are ranked very high among porcelain pieces of that period. Measures: H 7.5 in, D 8.5 in. The late father of the collector of this exquisite pair, who operated one of the leading kilns in 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Fukagawa (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Diameter: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The vase is in great condition. There is a hairline on the body of the vase, as shown in the last image. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2771323972782

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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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