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 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.


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.

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