Japanese Antique Imari Porcelain Vase Hand Painted Prunus Rock 30 cm High 19th C
A large antique Japanese Imari export porcelain vase dating from the Meiji period in the late 19th century. The baluster shaped vase, which stands 30.5 cm or 12 inches high, has been painted in peach and iron red enamels with traces of gilding over an under-glaze blue structural ground.
The main design is painted with two large stylised lotus petal shaped panels or cartouches. These cartouches each have a prunus tree and rock pattern with flowers and grasses. The space between the cartouches is filled with a stylised floral motif or mon, surrounded with flowers and decorative scrolls. The neck of the vase is decorated with a scrolling chrysanthemum flower design and the inner rim has floral scrolls. The base of has a border of underglaze blue stylised plantain leaf panels.
The underside of the vase is unmarked but, this vase is Imari ware or Imari yaki ( 伊万里焼 ) which was traditionally made around Arita in the former Hizen Province, (now the Saga prefecture) of North western Kyushu, in Japan. This beautifully decorative vase dates from the fourth quarter of the 19th century during the Meiji period (1868-1912) circa 1880.
It is in good antique condition. There is wear to the gilding, there is a chip to the rim which the two pieces have been glued back into place. There are some hairline cracks in the glaze on the inner rim and a couple of areas where the glaze has not covered from manufacture. Please see the images.
This is a highly collectable and very decorative item and great for display on its own as a statement piece or as part of a collection antique Japanese, Oriental porcelain or Imari-yaki.
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Overall Height 12 inches ( 30.5 cm)
Body Diameter 7 inches ( 18 cm)
Weight 2.225 grammes unpacked