Baluster vase with stylized chrysanthemums

Details

  • Title

    Baluster vase with stylized chrysanthemums

  • Artist/maker

    Miyagawa Hanzan (1859 - 1940) (potter)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1895
  • Material and technique

    porcelain, thrown, with low relief decoration under a yellow glaze

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35 cm (height)
    18 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1996.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1996.55

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  • Catalogue text

    Baluster shaped porcelain vase decorated with a yellow glaze over chrysanthemum heads in low relief. Signed on base in underglaze blue: Makuzu gama Hanzan sei.

    Miyagawa Hanzan (Hannosuke, 1859-1940) was Kōzan's nephew and adopted son. Kōzan handed over the running of the kiln to Hanzan in 1890, though the name remain unchanged, and most pieces were made bearing the 'signature', of Kōzan; pieces like this, signed Hanzan are very uncommon and we do not know why they exist at all. Hanzan took the name Kōzan II on the death of his adopted father in 1916.

    All the prizes that the factory continued to win in both International and National Expositions were awarded in the name Makuzu (Miyagawa) Kōzan. In 1896, Kōzan I was named an Artist of the Imperial Court (Teishitsu gigei in).

    In: Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Glossary of terms

glaze

porcelain

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), no. 5 on p. 18, p. 8, illus. pp. 18-19

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