THIS LISTING IS FOR A STUNNING ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN ENAMELED SMALL VASE, c. THIS GORGEOUS VASE IS HAND PAINTED WITH POLYCHROME ENAMELS AND GOLD AND IS DECORATED WITH FINE INTRICATE DETAILS FEATURING COLORFUL FLOWERS, HANGING WESTERIA, WATER AND BIRDS ALL WITH GILDED OVERLAY. GILDED UPPER RIM AND BANDED BASE. MEASURES 6" HIGH, THE TOP DIAMETER IS 1 3"4, THE MAXIMUM WIDTH 3 1/2" AND THE BASE IS 2 1/4" IN DIAMETER. THE CONDITION IS VERY GOOD AND THE ENAMELING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.THERE IS AN IMPERFECTION ON THE UPPER RIM UNDER THE GILDING AND A COUPLE OF TINY NICKS ON THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE BASE (SEE PHOTOS). NO OTHER CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS. MARKED ON BASE "SIKO CHINA, HAND PAINTED". SATSUMA IS A YELLOWISH EARTHENWARE USUALLY DECORATED WITH DETAILED JAPANESE FIGURES WITH EXPRESSIVE FACIAL FEATURES. THIS WARE WAS GENERALLY CREATED FOR THE EXPORT MARKET OF THE MID-19th CENTURY TO CATER TO WESTERN MARKETS.
MOST OF THE BETTER QUALITY PIECES WERE MARKED BY ARTIST STUDIOS. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "LOVELY 19th C. JAPANESE SATSUMA 6 VASE, MEIJI PERIOD, WATER FOWL & FLORAL" is in sale since Wednesday, May 28, 2014.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.