A beautiful pair of Kutani flattened ovoid section shaped vases, dating from circa 1880.
Each vase has eggshell cream coloured panels and features birds of paradise, peacocks, ducks, butterflies and flowers all within a garden setting. The body is painted in a vibrant red over glazing with gilt motifs. Both vases are signed with painted three character marks to the bases.
‘Kutani’ means ‘Nine Valleys’ and refers to a region in Japan where porcelain was mined.
Instil a certain elegance to a special place in your home with these fabulous vases.
In excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or damage, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 14 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9.8 x Width 5.5 x Depth 5.5
Kutani porcelain was made in Japan after the mid-seventeenth century. Most of the pieces found today are nineteenth-century. Collectors often use the term Kutani to refer to just the later, colorful pieces decorated with red, gold, and black pictures of warriors, animals, and birds. Collectors are often confused because the word Kutani has been used to describe other nineteenth-century porcelains, earthenwares, and stonewares—all of which may or may not be marked with the Japanese characters for “Kutani.”
Our reference: 09207