Japanese Antique Imari Porcelain Vase Ribbed Body Hand Painted 19th C
A Japanese Imari export porcelain baluster shaped vase with a ribbed body dating from the late 19th century. The vase has been painted in peach, iron red and manganese purple enamels 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 vase with flowers with peach blossom above, the space between the cartouches is filled with a stylised lozenge floral motif or mon, surrounded with flowers grasses and ribbon scrolls. The shoulder on the vase is decorated with a stylised plantain leaf pattern and the base has a border of stylised lotus petal 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 and cover dates from the fourth quarter of the 19th century during the Meiji period (1868-1912) circa 1890.
It is in good antique condition. There are no chips or cracks however, it has been used as a lamp in the past and there is a filled and disguised hole where the cable was once fitted. There is a firing tear to the side at the joint of the hand thrown shoulders and the base dating 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 10 1/4 inches ( 26 cm)
Body Diameter 5 3/4 inches ( 14.5 cm)
Weight 1275 grammes unpacked