Small bulbous vase

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  • Catalogue text

    Small bulbous vase with sharply angled sides and rounded rim, covered in an uneven peach-bloom glaze. Impressed seal on base: Makuzu.

    So good was Kōzan's imitation of Chinese monochrome glazes that he was accused of forgery. It was not Kōzan who was the forger, but the dealers who sold to foreign clients who could not read the impressed seal marks.

    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. 8 on p. 20, p. 8, illus. pp. 20-21

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