Japanese Satsuma Pottery Large Vase Hand Painted Scholars Meiji 45 cm high
A large Japanese Satsuma pottery ( 薩摩焼 Satsuma-yaki ) vase is colourfully hand painted in iron red, orange, yellow, peach, white and black enamels. Each side has different scenes of scholars and Japanese males of rank wearing ornate kimonos and traditional Japanese robes. There are two large main cartouches separated by two panels decorated with an ornate diaper pattern and fan shaped panels with butterflies and scenes with Chinese Phoenix or feng huang also known as Ho-ho birds.
This highly collectable decorative antique Japanese pottery vase is decorated with a pale peach coloured ground fading into cream. The neck is decorated with the ornate diaper pattern and stylised Feng Huang. the foot has a band of geometric pattern gilding.
The vase which is of a tall baluster shape with a narrow foot and tapering trumpet neck.The whole body has been hand painted with enamels and gilding. This is Japanese Satsuma export pottery ( 京薩摩 Kyō-Satsuma)
It is unmarked but, was probably made in the Satsuma Province ( 薩摩国 Satsuma-no Kuni ) which was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in Japan.
This vase dates from the late 19th to early 20th century and from the Meiji period (1868-1912)
The vase is approximately 17 3/4 inches ( 45 cm) high, 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm) diameter. It weighs 3.589 kilogrammes unpacked. Please message for a firm price international shipping quote.
It is in good antique condition with a repaired chip to the rim and the gilding retouched at the rim., it has some minor glaze crazing and wear to the gilding Please see the images and description.
This is a highly collectable and decorative items and great for display on its own or as part of a collection antique Japanese pottery or Satsuma-yaki.