Charming Japanese Okimono Mandarin Ducks – Makuzu Kozan II

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this most charming late Meiji (1868-1912)  Taisho period (1912-1926) , ceramic study of Mandarin ducks from the studio of the highly regarded imperial artist Miyagawa Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) on this occasion likely to be Kozan II (1859-1940).The highly skilled artist has crafted a captivating study of a pair of Mandarin ducks with the male presiding over the female who is resting upon a rocky outcrop. The birds incredibly well painted in vibrant colours in such a lifelike detail then highly fired in the kiln, the underside stamped with the oval Kozan seal. A rare and most enchanting okimono from one of the leading Imperial studios of the period, these birds would grace any serious Japanese ceramics collection.

Literature : 

The oval impressed seal is referenced in the index of signatures page 237 in the Sir Nasser D Khalili Collections Ceramics I, as being used after 1910 and into the 1920’s period.

Provenance : 

Private USA Collection.

Condition report :

Fine condition throughout.

Approximate Sizes :

Length : 6 7/8″ 17 cm

Depth :  4 1/4″  11 cm

Height :  4 3/4″ 12 cm

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.  EP84

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