5552 A superb quality tall slender Koransha porcelain vase decorated in underglaze blue with two extraordinarily finely painted five-clawed dragons. Japan, Meiji period. Signed beneath and in perfect condition.
Circa 1900 $14,000
In 1856 Ezaiemon Fukagawa became head of his family's porcelain business and in 1875 founded Koransha, the Company of the Scented Orchid in Arita, Japan, to produce porcelain for export. Koransha won many awards at international exhibitions, including gold medals at a number of Paris Expositions, Grand prize in the Liege exposition, and gold medal in a Barcelona Exposition. In 1896 they were also appointed to supply pottery by the Imperial Household Ministry.