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Koransha porcelain chrysanthemum vase, ca 1930s

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    Posted 4 months ago

    kwqd
    (733 items)

    This vase is about 9" high x 10" widest diameter, hand painted with the Koransha orchid mark on the bottom. There is gilt in the veins of the leaves and rim of the vase. Overall, in very nice shape with a bit of discoloration to the base rim from use which may clean up. The style of the mark and shape of the vase is consistent with vases I have seen dated to the 1930s. One of the Japanese pottery mark sites that I frequent also dates it to that period.

    It is a nice example of the 3-D effect both Koransha and sister company Fukagawa attain in their decoration. This is a fairly large vase for Koransha, based on my research. I splurged a bit on this vase to celebrate the election of our new president. Well worth celebrating! Actually, I did pretty well on it as the seller thought it was Kutani, not realizing it is Koransha. Koransha vases like this are selling for four to five times the amount that I paid for this vase, so I am pretty satisfied. I am a collector, not a reseller, so not concerned with the value, but I am unlikely to have bought a vase like this unless I got a real deal.

    http://modernjapanesepotterymarks.blogspot.com/search/label/Koransha

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    Comments

    1. Alfred1o1 Alfred1o1, 4 months ago
      Love the colors..
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Me too, Alfred101! Thanks for your comment.

      Thanks Ben, blunderbuss2, fortapache, MALKEY, dav2no1 and Alfred101.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look at and loving my Koransha vase Thomas, mp.kunst, Jenni and Kevin!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thank you aura!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thank you clockerman!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 months ago
      I love the colors and design. So graceful. Thanks for your research too. Same here, I splurge when I feel positive about life and I don't sell either.
    7. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for your comments and for loving my vase valentino97! This vase definitely feeds my color addiction.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
      Might be the coolest and most dashing vase I have seen. Whish it was mine :)
    9. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for your comments Elisabethan. Nice to have but also a responsibility as I have to care for it and make sure that it survives for the next owner to enjoy.
    10. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Koransha vase Nursekent, MALKEY and aemorgan! I appreciate it!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thank you Blammoammo!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thank you SEAN68!
    13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 months ago
      It is almost psychedelic....those flowers appear to be growing out of the vase. I have a smaller Koransha vase that I uploaded in CW many years ago....you can see it by looking up my site at CW. Love the quality of Koranshe- wares.
    14. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for your comment LOUMANAL! Koransha and Fukagawa are my current favorite Japanese kilns followed very closely by Genemon. They all reek of quality workmanship...
    15. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha!

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