Miyagawa Kozan was appointed artist to the Japanese Imperial household and was one of the greatest potters of the Meiji Era. He came from a long line of potters based in Kyoto and took over the family business in 1860.
Pewter Dish by W.M.F. circa.1900. W.M.F. was the most successful German art pewterer of the Art Nouveau period. Designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld adapted classic Art Nouveau elements to commercial forms which were mass-produced in Continental pewter, an electroplated metal alloy more similar to Britannia metal than British pewter. (hva)