A Japanese Satsuma pottery ( 薩摩焼 Satsuma-yaki ) moon flask or bottle vase hand painted on one side with a bird on a blossom filled branch and flowers and grasses on the other. This highly collectable decorative antique Japanese pottery flask is decorated with a sky blue ground fading into peach. Both the neck and foot are decorated with a yellow ground with gilded moriage of scrolling tendrils and stylised flowers.
The vase which is of a flattened globular shape (Moon shape) with a small foot and 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 6 inches ( 15 cm) high, 5 inches ( 12.5 cm) wide at the widest and 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep. It weighs 307 grammes unpacked.
It is in good antique condition with a repair and restoration to the neck, 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.