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  • Unsure This post has image ( China & Japan ) - Michelle Barone - May 21, 2020 (07:36 PM)
    • Re: Unsure - Mark Adams - May 22, 2020 (04:06 AM)
      • Re: Unsure - Bill H - May 22, 2020 (11:50 AM)
        • Re: Unsure - Mark Adams - May 23, 2020 (02:05 AM)
          • Re: Unsure This post has image - Michelle Barone - May 25, 2020 (05:09 AM)
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Subject:Unsure
Posted By: Michelle Barone Thu, May 21, 2020 IP: 2601:19a:4380:b70:d0

Hi all, I’m just starting to appreciate and admire some of the Asian art and came across this at an estate sale. Does anyone recognize what this is? Is it authentic Karansha? Is it antique?





Subject:Re: Unsure
Posted By: Bill H Fri, May 22, 2020

The vase indeed does have the mark and appearance of authentic Koransha ware in the palette that many call "Chocolate Imari", made around the last quarter of the 19th century. Here are a couple of other such Koransha wares that have come into my collection, first a previously lamped jar, which is hard to beat for sheer glamour, unless its by the second item, an imposing tea infuser or coffee urn with the chocolate color a prominent ground amidst the swirling brocades, as well as the birds and dragons painted therein.

Best regards,

Bill H.





Subject:Re: Unsure
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, May 22, 2020

Hi Michelle,
It would appear from your pictures that your vase bears the mark of koransha.
The scented red rose was used by Fukagawa company in the late 19th century. The company is still in operation today.
Without going into the full history here you can if so inclined to do so by searching via Google Fukagawa Koransha.
Nice vase.
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Subject:Re: Unsure
Posted By: Bill H Fri, May 22, 2020

I've not heard anything about a 'Scented Red Rose' in conjunction with the Fukagawa Company, but 'Koransha' (香蘭社) means the 'Fragrant Orchid Company', which some call 'Scented Orchid Company'.

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Unsure
Posted By: Mark Adams Sat, May 23, 2020

Hi Bill H,
You are absolutely correct. My mistake. It was very late at night when I posted.
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Subject:Re: Unsure
Posted By: Michelle Barone Mon, May 25, 2020

Any idea about this one?






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