16 June 1999
A MAKUZU KOZAN BOWL IN THE STYLE OF OGATA KENZAN
Signed Kozan and sealed Makuzu, Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)
Decorated in green-grey and tenmoku glaze over-enamelled with various colours and gilt with branches of pine and a spray of camellia, with wood box inscribed Kenzan no i wakamatsu no e Makuzu Kozan saku [Young pine tree design after Kenzan by Makuzu Kozan]
7in. (19.8cm.) diam.
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The inscription on the box refers to the celebrated ceramic artist Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743).
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru