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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This unknown Japanese porcelain vase I purchased in the summer of 2015, in Cincinnati. I have been researching Japanese artist signatures, but have not been able to determine the maker, or age of this piece.
    It stands 9-7/8 inches tall. The diameter at the opening is 2 inches, and it is 6-1/2 inches diameter at it's widest.
    It is hand painted with enameled flowers and branches. It's main colors are green and pink, on a heavily crazed light colored porcelain with an over-glaze.

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    1. grendel67, 7 years ago
      Ralph ,
      A very nice vase I love the wasp among the flowers. I would say it is made by Kinkozan. Early Kinkozan ware Japanese style. early Meiji period 1868-1870's . could be late Edo but I do not think so. You should be able to find other examples online same type of decorations with insects or cranes among flowers. I have about 4-5 piece of Kinkozan ware in this type of decorations. More than likely not made for export not really made in the western taste at the time.More of the Japanese market. Also its earthen ware and not made of porcelain.. If it was porcelain it wouldn't have the crazing that you see and be the lite tan color which is due to a high iron content in the clay. But a very nice find at a yard sale. I would have grab it to if I seen it, but I collect oriental items.
    2. grendel67, 7 years ago
      Also if cleaning just a lite damp cloth. I mean very lite damp cloth if the piece gets to much water on it the iron can leach to the surface and stain it darker due to that the earthenware being porous also can darken due to high humidity or if someone smokes a lot around it can stain it.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      the painting is really gorgeous on this piece! would it be considered Satsuma, grendel?
    4. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
    5. grendel67, 7 years ago
      Ho2culta this would be considered Satsuma
    6. RalphH RalphH, 7 years ago
      Thank you all for your assistance in identifying this vase. I had considered it as an early Satsuma piece by an unknown artist. grendel67, thank you for the detailed identification.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous vase Ralph and welcome to CW.

      You will soon learn Grendel is one of our revered knowledgeble members.
    8. grendel67, 7 years ago
      Glad I could help Ralph, I like helping if I can. Japanese pottery I have some knowledge on still learning, that why its important to get some good books on the subject if you plan to collect. Chinese pottery I have just started to collect some of that its harder to figure out due to the fact that a lot of its been copied and made to look old.
    9. apostata apostata, 2 years ago
      bill hewick or sandra andacht ought to do this
      1 kinkozan zo
      2 when it,s early were is the gosu blue mon
      3 is this outsourced
      4 what is it = well it is biscuit painting

      i don,t know grendel might be right the made sign is missing and Kinkozan Sobei V is missing
    10. apostata apostata, 2 years ago
      see asian art forum kinkozan and Bill Hewick remarks

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