Makuzu Kozan (Japanese, 1842 – 1916)
MediumGlazed earthenware, enamel
DimensionsWork : 7 7/8 x 8 x 3 3/8 in. (20 x 20.32 x 8.57 cm)
Credit LineGift of Jeffery and Juli Adelman, selected from the Ghosn Family Art Collection and Worldbridge Art, Inc
LabelIn 1870, Makuzu Kozan moved his ceramics studio from his hometown of Kyoto to the port city of Yokohama. His early works copying styles and forms derived from earlier Japanese and Chinese ceramics soon found favor with Western buyers and his business quickly expanded. Kozan’s work was also much admired within Japan and achieved special notoriety after the Meiji emperor touched one of his vases at the First National Industrial Exhibition in 1877.