Impressive Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912) Satsuma Vase For Sale
19th Century Japanese Meiji period ovoid vase with shallow flared
rim, the side panels decorated with exotic birds amongst blossoming foliage and
figures approaching a nobleman, raised on a circular foot.
hand painted with beautifully detailed period decoration in gilt and various
polychrome enamels (moriage). The
crackling (Kannyu) of the soft, creamy glaze is typical and makes the vase look
more antique in appearance, however this effect was used more to give richness
and depth to the colours. The enamel and
gilding is applied on top of the glaze so that it stands proud of the surface.
The vase dates circa 1890.
Satsuma pottery dates back to the
16th century and is still produced today. This region in southern Japan is
around the Kagoshima region. The distinguishing features of Satsuma ceramics
are they have an ivory, creamy or off-white and sometime beige appearance. The
pottery is then hand painted with brightly coloured enamels, gold and silver,
in fine, intricate designs with careful attention to detail. The finest details
were painted using a single rat’s hair. This allowed the painter to create
lifelike expressions on faces and exquisite detailing on robes. Most Satsuma
artists brought glazed blanks from potters and decorated them freehand with
traditional Japanese motifs and patterns such as foliage and flowers,
landscapes, real and mythical birds and human figures engaged in ceremonial, military,
or domestic activities.
The thin translucent glaze with
its applied design decoration deliberately ends up with a crackled finish.
15 cm / 5 ¾ inches
Diameter: 8 cm / 3 ¼ inches
314 grams / 10.09 lb
beautiful and rare vase is in good antique condition without damage or
restoration. There is some wear to the gilt and minor wear to the enamels, as
expected with genuine age.
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Impressive Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912) Satsuma Vase : $675