Small Japanese Satsuma Vase Painted Scenes Mark 光山 Kozan Antique Meiji 1900
An antique Meiji period small or miniature Japanese satsuma pottery vase that has been finely hand painted with two scenes. One side has a Japanese women and two girls in traditional dress, sometimes referred to as bijin. The other side has garden scene with Chrysanthemum, convolvulus flowers and bamboo. The base is marked with a gilded mark, which is slightly rubbed but we believe it to read 光山 Kozan, which can also translate as Hikariyama. The vase is covered with a deep blue cobalt glaze and decorated with gilded floral and scroll patterns.
This is a great example of good quality antique Japanese export Satsuma-yaki ( 薩摩焼 ) or Satsuma ware from the late 19th century dating from around 1900 during the Meiji period.
The vase is 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm) high and 1.95 inches (4.95 cm) in diameter, it weighs 91 grammes unpacked.
It is in excellent antique condition with some very minor rubbing to the gilding and the usual crazing to the glaze. Please see the images.
We have a very similarly decorated vase but very slightly smaller with a slightly different shape listed separately. They could arguably be a matched pair.
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