A FINE HIRADO PORCELAIN VASE DEPICTING DRAGONS A FINE HIRADO PORCELAIN VASE DEPI…
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A FINE HIRADO PORCELAIN VASE DEPICTING DRAGONS

A FINE HIRADO PORCELAIN VASE DEPICTING DRAGONS Japan, 19th century Of baluster form and thickly potted, the shoulder incised with a lappet band, the short neck flaring to a square rim. Decorated in underglaze blue with dragons coiling into roundels, their scales, fangs, and hair finely detailed, amid wispy clouds. HEIGHT 34.4 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and minimal firing irregularities. Provenance: Collection of James and Christine Heusinger. James and Christine Heusinger started collecting Japanese art in the late 1970s. James and Chirstine worked for a travel agency until James became a prominent carpenter, whose company renovated the office of US Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. His collection began with a modest piece by Seifu Yohei III, and expanded into over 100 pieces. They donated the majority of their pieces to the Cleveland Museum of Art, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

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A FINE HIRADO PORCELAIN VASE DEPICTING DRAGONS

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