Subject:Re: imari vase
Posted By: Bill H Tue, May 14, 2019
FYI, here's a rare late 19th century gold Koransha mark on a libation vessel in what I suppose would pass for Imari colors. It also has the signature of Toshikian Kizo, the pseudonym of Takeji Fukami, a 19th century descendant of Korean potters who were captured and taken to Japan by the army of Daimyo Hideyoshi, whose troops were dispatched in an abortive attempt to invade China via Korea at the end of the 16th century. This libation cup, is about six inches high and based on an ancient Chinese tripodal bronze form. It has a larger counterpart in the same pattern in the Art Institute of Chicago.