16 June 1999
A MAKUZU KOZAN MODEL OF TWO DOVES IN THE STYLE OF NONOMIYA NINSEI
Impressed Makuzu, Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)
Decorated in various coloured enamels and gilt, the two doves side by side with details realistically rendered and the feathers finely incised, chip restored to beak, with wood box inscribed Ninsei-gama iroe socho Makuzu Kozan saku [Pair of birds with coloured decoration made by Makuzu Kozan from the Ninsei kiln]
6in. (16.5cm.) long
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The inscription on the box refers to the style of decoration which is remotely based on that used by the Kyoto potter Nonomiya Ninsei in the seventeenth century.
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