This is a Mid-Century tall and elegant porcelain vase by the famous Nabeshima Seizan-gama kiln 鍋島青山. This gorgeous tall beveled insert paneled vase is made of supreme Nabeshima porcelain with hundreds of years of history. It has four sculptured decorative feet. The alternating patterns on opposite sites are hand painted in the traditional three colors called Sansai 三彩 of red, blue and green in over glaze enamels. On one side is a phoenix with a long tale, and the other in floral patterns. As stated on their website, the pieces are hand painted to this day. This was a really fortunate find. It is in excellent condition no cracks or chips. It comes with the real original tomobako with the box. Both the kabin vase and the box are signed by the potter with his name and the kiln name reading Nabeshima Seizan 鍋島晴山 then Kabin vase and Seizan zo 晴山 and most likely signed by Master Potter Seizan whose translated information you will find below. We are not exactly sure of the age, in my opinion and from what i see on their site dates to about the 1960's so it is about 50 years old or so. A tall vase in excellent condition with no cracks or chips.
SIZE: Height 11 ½ inches or 29.21 cm, Width Square 4 ½ inches or 11.43 cm
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Nabeshima Kawazoe Seizan Porcelains, 鍋島晴山 excerpts translated from the home page by Master Potter Seizan
The Imari, collectively of porcelains that has set sail from Tsu Imari. Han kiln of Okawachi Mountain is officially Nabeshima ware. Red, yellow, and those that were with printed figures in San Cai green only Nabeshima ware features one. Imari-Arita ware is also what it five colors, the Nanasai. Nabeshima ware is only baked over the authority of the clan, was asked to all first-class. In Edo painter, at that time epidemic of Edo Komon, Noh costumes, was drawn a pattern, such as Kabuki costume, it is said to have not learned by passing it to the Okawachi mountain craftsmen.
Nabeshima clan kiln park Nabeshima ware Shogun and Shogunate important role, it is presented to the place where it was limited, such as feudal lords, for production process is also the clan did not generally distribution are strictly managed, antique value number also less become a thing very high have. May west Toyotomi to marked with Nabeshima clan is a small clan of Kyushu specialities because Nabeshima ware was survived the Edo period without being also Kaieki also Utatefu that helped to diplomacy of the clan in the Battle of Sekigahara no.
In Aoyama kiln, while protecting the stubborn their own technology and generations to travel pattern, using the same raw materials and at that time the old pottery that has been created in the Nabeshima clan heyday, faithfully reproduced in handmade, hand-painted. Explore the origin of Imari Nabeshima ware I am taking advantage of the new work development. In addition, the challenge to the creation of new Imari Nabeshima ware traditional techniques based. Art ornaments and luxury tableware, is not limited to the daily dishes, even as pottery kiln that challenge also aggressively into new areas such as interior decoration, we are pursuing the possibility of Imari Nabeshima ware. They discuss the three types of Nabshima; the blue and white, the three colored style, and the celadon Nabeshima.
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