Japanese Ceramics



A Hiradoware ceramic figure, modelled in the form of a tiger poised in menacing attitude; white body with creamy white glaze and random salmon pink blotches; 18th century; Edo period; Japan. 6.25 inches (15.9 cm) high.



A fine porcelain ku- form ceramic vase superbly potted with underglazed designs of varieties of kiku (chrysanthemum) in various hues; all on soft green ground; underglazed blue studio mark of Makuzu Kozan Sei in double square, and then within incised double circles; with wooden box; it is rare to find six different color glazes in the same vase by the studio of Makuzu Kozan; circa 1900; Japan;

Presented by Japanese government to Dr. Harvey Hugo Guy via the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, Baron Shuh Tomii.



A fine kutani ware, group of two boys distracted from playing a drum; ceramic; 19th century; Meiji period; Japan. 10.75 inches (27.3 cm) high.



A pair of ceramic black and white cats; seated slightly upright on their hindlegs and leaning forwards while snoozing; painted in black and white with pink highlights to some facial details; ceramic; early 20th century; late Meiji/early Taisho Era; Japan. 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) high.


A large pair of Imariware presentation vases with umderglazed blue and enamelled design of phoenixes, peonies and other auspicious emblems; 19th century; Meiji period; Japan. 51.0 inches(129.8 cm) high.

Last updated 06/21/2003  Zhou Yi