A beautiful very rare and one of a kind Japanese porcelain Celadon bottle. The shape of a rice sack with two cute tiny mouses.
On the barrel is a Chinese character of luck, that is also used in Japanese language.
The bottle is made of real porcelain with a very nice celadon glaze. On the bottom you see a hair line true the glaze layer. So it`s not a crack in the porcelain. It has a very clear echo sound.
Signed by; Suwa Sozan I
Size: 10 inch tall and 8 inch wide.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities.
Whenever Suwa Sozan, who was appointed an Imperial Court Artist in 1917, is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is celadon. In style his works were basically took the opaque celadon ware of China's Longquan kiln as their model, but there are many among them in which Suwa Sozan gave free rein to his creativity with regard to their shapes and patterns. In addition, he would also apply his outstanding skill in sculpting. This masterwork shows a blend of his celadon and sculpting techniques.
The bottle is sent in an aluminum box by UPS service.
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