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Japanese Porcelain Vase with Relief Surface Makuzu Kozan



A rare porcelain vase by Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) circa 1890-1900s (late Meiji period). The vase is dated to the earlier work from Kozan's studio during a short period when surface relief sculpturing was used as a distinguished technique was employed, not a large quantities of the examples remained. The vase features a classic form of a storage jar with short neck and wide round mouth and raised shoulder. The entire surface was decorated with fine horizontal lines of ring, upon which enamel paintings of magpie birds in flight and swaying autumn grasses. The low relief sculpturing depicts a scrolling grape vines with leaves and clusters of grapes, all rendered in a highly realistic manner with colors. Together, it forms a lovely autumn scenery. The vase is marked with a branded gourd seal "Makuzu Kozan" underneath.


  • Creator
    Makuzu Kozan (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Diameter: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. minor surface wear such as rubbing losses of gilt on spots, a couple of fire kiln firing cracks on the vines as shown as well as rings in the interior base as shown, contact wear on the base rim.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945021925612

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  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 9-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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