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KINKOZAN: A FINE SATSUMA EARTHENWARE DISH WITH A DANCER AND MUSICIANS

By Kinkozan, signed Nihon Kyoto Kinkozan zo
Japan, Kyoto, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The rounded sides rising from a short ring foot to the gilt rim, the interior finely decorated with bright enamels and gilt, partly in relief, depicting a bijin dancing, holding an uchiwa (fan) in one hand and wearing a beautiful patterned robe, accompanied by two men seated behind her, one playing the biwa and the other reciting a poem, in front of a large tsuitate (standing screen) painted with crashing waves and the setting sun, all framed by a band of wave or diaper-patterned reishi heads and geometric-floral designs, the underside signed in gilt Nihon Kyoto Kinkozan zo [Made by Kinkozan, Kyoto, Japan]

DIAMETER 37.4 cm

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and firing flaws, such as thin glaze lines, small firing cracks, and few open bubbles, some wear to gilt and enamels.
Provenance: French private collection.

Auction comparison:
For a related vase with the same signature, see Christie’s, Japanese and Korean Art, 18 September 2013, New York, lot 786 (sold for 3,750 USD).

Sold for €2,440

including Buyer's Premium


 

By Kinkozan, signed Nihon Kyoto Kinkozan zo
Japan, Kyoto, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The rounded sides rising from a short ring foot to the gilt rim, the interior finely decorated with bright enamels and gilt, partly in relief, depicting a bijin dancing, holding an uchiwa (fan) in one hand and wearing a beautiful patterned robe, accompanied by two men seated behind her, one playing the biwa and the other reciting a poem, in front of a large tsuitate (standing screen) painted with crashing waves and the setting sun, all framed by a band of wave or diaper-patterned reishi heads and geometric-floral designs, the underside signed in gilt Nihon Kyoto Kinkozan zo [Made by Kinkozan, Kyoto, Japan]

DIAMETER 37.4 cm

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and firing flaws, such as thin glaze lines, small firing cracks, and few open bubbles, some wear to gilt and enamels.
Provenance: French private collection.

Auction comparison:
For a related vase with the same signature, see Christie’s, Japanese and Korean Art, 18 September 2013, New York, lot 786 (sold for 3,750 USD).

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