A very rare, fine and large, reticulated Satsuma vase by Kinkozan

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Object Description

This unusual Satsuma vase (with insert) signed Kinkozan dates from the Meiji-era (1868-1912). Standing at 48 cms it is an imposing piece with delicately painted panels showing Wisteria in bloom, a musician serenading his muse and a mother playing with her son. The reticulated ground with gold, green, pink and orange flowers and the insert painted with a vibrant Ho Ho bird.

This is a very collectable piece, contact us for additional information, photographs or video.

Object History

Wisteria

Wisteria symbolizes love, the long life of the plant also represents immortality and longevity, so it is a popular motif in Kimono designs and Japanese Art. Much like the cherry blossom it is popular to have viewing parties when the vines are in flower.

Phoenix (ho-ho)

The phoenix is a powerful symbol in Japan, used to represent the Empress. When used to decorate an object or house it symbolises the loyalty and honesty of the people that live there, traditionally a phoenix only stays when a ruler is without corruption.

Kinkozan

The Kinkozan dynasty were by far the biggest producers of export satsuma ware, they were active from 1645-1927 and exported heavily to America. Their factories produced a wide range of products and worked extensively with some of the best artists of the day.

Object Condition

Excellent

Object Details

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Dealer Location

7 Pierrepont Row
(Off Camden Passage)
London
N1 8EE

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