An exceptional & rare pair of Japanese Blue & White Ginger
Jars, with matching covers and inner liners/covers,
mounted on imposing wooden stands each carved
with 3 individual Griffins joined at the wings.
The Ginger Jars decorated in underglaze blue with
birds among plum blossom and pine,
Signed to the underneath of the covers
"Kawamoto Masukichi Sei Dai Nihon Seto"
(1852 - 1918)
Meiji Period 1868-1912
Masukichi II was one of the leading porcelain manufacturers in Seto
where he gained a reputation for developing new glazes.
He was the second son of Hansuke IV and was adopted by Masukichi I
in 1877, and became Masukichi II in 1886.
Overall height 39 3/4"
Stand Height 24"
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