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  • Place of origin:

    Yokohama (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miyagawa Kozan, born 1842 - died 1916 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware painted in coloured glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 6

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.

Place of Origin

Yokohama (made)


1900-1910 (made)


Miyagawa Kozan, born 1842 - died 1916 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware painted in coloured glazes

Marks and inscriptions

'Makuzu' in seal chracters in black on a green panel
Maker's mark


Height: 14 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, stoneware painted in coloured glazes; made by Miyagawa Kozan, Yokohama, Japan, Meiji period, 1900-1910




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Buffalo; Floral scrolls; Pheasants; Pomegranates; Plum tree; Dragons; Diaper-work


Ceramics; Stoneware; Vases


East Asia Collection

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