A beautiful pair of Japanese Satsuma Meiiji period vases, dating from the late19th century.
Each vase has an ovoid shaped body, painted all over the surface in polychrome enamels and gold with imagery from the “500 Rakan” and they come with their original fitted case.
They are signed and each bears a painted seal mark to the base.
Instill a certain elegance to a special place in your home with these fabulous vases.
The vases in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or damage, the fitted case showing signs of use, commensurate with age, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 16 x Width 9 x Depth 9
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 3 inches x Depth 3 inches
Satsuma ware (薩摩焼 satsuma-yaki),
Sometimes referred to as “Satsuma porcelain”, is a type of Japanese earthenware pottery. It originated in the late 16th century, during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, and is still produced today. Although the term can be used to describe a variety of types of pottery, the best known type of Satsuma ware has a soft crackled glaze with elaborate polychrome and gold decorations.
Satsuma ware originated when the Shimazu prince of the Satsuma domain in southern Kyūshū abducted skilled Korean potters after Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Japanese Invasions of Korea to establish a local pottery industry. After display at the international exhibition in Paris in 1867, it proved popular as an export to Europe
Our reference: A1875