Large Vintage Matching Pair 12" Japanese Satsuma Moriage & Gilt Vases Shimazu
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Large Vintage Matching Pair 12" Japanese Satsuma Moriage & Gilt Vases Shimazu:
Large Vintage Matching Pair 12" Japanese Satsuma Moriage & Gilt Vases Shimazu Description
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A stunning truepair ofvintage Japanese Satsuma vases,signed with the Shimazumon mark & another3 character mark, and dating to around the 1st half of the 20th century.
Eachvase is of high shouldered ovoid formwith aslightly flaredcircular foot and a short waisted neck with rolled rim, and each has been richly & profusely decorated in brightraised enamels and extensive gilding.
The neck and lower vase have araised yellow enamel patternon a brown ground, whilst the shoulder has an overlaid petal / floral design and the base with a zig-zag design in red, yellow & green raised enamels and all within Gilt borders.
The main body of each vase has a continuous scene -in extensive & intricate raised colourful enamels, hand painting and rich gilding -oftwo small boats on a large lake with mountains in the background. The lake has many rocky islands, some with buildings, and one with a bridge leading to a large building with trees to the foreshore - please click on all photos to enlarge.
Each vase, although matching with aleft & right facing boat decoration, have been hand decorated with slightly differing scenes.
The base is printed in gilt with Made in Japan, the Shimazu mon mark, and a3 character mark.
Condition is fine, with no chips, cracks or restoration. There is rubbing to the gilt around the rim commensurate with age.
Eachvase stands approx 12" / 30.5cm tall.
This vases weigh just under 3Kg unpacked, so please email for overseas shipping.