As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exquisite and very rare Meiji period 1868-1912, circa 1910 , celadon glazed studio vase depicting a splendid pair of cockerels, this artist sealed vase has been potted to the highest possible standard by the highly coveted Imperial artist Makuzu Kozan, likely to be Kozan II as this seal is recorded as being in use between 1907 and 1916, the birds stand either side upon the rim of the vase, and in resplendent fashion, the long tails cleverly formed as carrying handles for the vase, the feather detailing is extraordinary with intricate painting highlighting their chest feathers as well as their bright reddish crests and facial features, the sharp beaks and tongues are potted in fine detail and miraculously still in perfect order, this extraordinary and very classy Japanese work of art comes complete with its original signed tomobako ( carrying box ) documenting the piece as a celadon vase decorated with a pair of cockerels and by Makuzu Kozan, a simply striking and rare addition to any room setting, or high quality Japanese works of art collection .
Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan (1842–1916) was a Japanese ceramist and was one of the major potters of the Meiji Period, his kilns were based in Yokohama and he went on to win many prizes and gold medals at the various expositions , eventually receiving the recognition his works deserved in 1896 by becoming one of only a handful of Imperial artists (Teishitsu gigeiin), many of his works can be found in the worlds leading collections and museums.
Another market fresh item from our USA collection.
Condition report :
Remarkable condition throughout .
Approximate Sizes :
Height : 13″ 33cm
Width : 13″ 33cm
Depth : 10″ 25.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .