Vase

1900-1910 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Vase of white stoneware with double sides, the outer pierced with designs in openwork and painted in coloured glazes in the style of Kutani porcelain. Body of four-lobed oblong section, with four openwork panels, those on the wider sides representing two pheasants among flowering pomegranate and plum trees growing on rocks, those on the narrower having a design of a dragon amid floral scrollwork. The short narrow neck has a recurved rim and is decorated with buffaloes and diaper ornament in a row of leaf-shaped panels. The painting is in blue, green, yellow and manganese-purple.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware painted in coloured glazes
Brief Description
Vase, stoneware painted in coloured glazes; made by Miyagawa Kozan, Yokohama, Japan, Meiji period, 1900-1910
Physical Description
Vase of white stoneware with double sides, the outer pierced with designs in openwork and painted in coloured glazes in the style of Kutani porcelain. Body of four-lobed oblong section, with four openwork panels, those on the wider sides representing two pheasants among flowering pomegranate and plum trees growing on rocks, those on the narrower having a design of a dragon amid floral scrollwork. The short narrow neck has a recurved rim and is decorated with buffaloes and diaper ornament in a row of leaf-shaped panels. The painting is in blue, green, yellow and manganese-purple.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14cm
  • Width: 12.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Makuzu' in seal chracters in black on a green panel (Maker's mark)
Credit line
Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO with Art Fund support
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.254-1910

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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