THIS LISTING IS FOR A STUNNING ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN MINIATURE ENAMELED VASE, c. THIS GORGEOUS VASE IS BEAUTIFULLY HAND PAINTED WITH POLYCHROME ENAMELS AND GOLD. VASE IS DECORATED WITH FINE INTRICATE DETAILS FEATURING TWO COLORFUL PICTORIAL MEDALLIONS - ONE WITH WOMEN AND THE OTHER WITH MEN. IN BETWEEN THE TWO MEDALLIONS THE VASE IS DECORATED WITH MULTI-PATTERNS AND ELABORATE GILDING.THE VASE HAS AN UNUSUAL SHAPE AND ELABORATELY PAINTED DETAILS BOTH IN THE MEDALLIONS AND IN THE OTHER DECORATION ON THIS STUNNING VASE. MEASURES 5" HIGH WITH A TOP DIAMETER OF 3/4", MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 2 1/2" AND THE BASE IS 1 5/8" IN DIAMETER. THIS NICE VASE IS IN EXCELLENT ESTATE CONDITION WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS. THE ENAMELING AND GILDING ARE ALSO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ONLY MINOR WEAR TO THE GILDED UPPER EDGE.
MARKED WITH UNIDENTIFIED JAPANESE SEAL ON BASE AND AN OLD PAPER LABEL FROM AN IMPORTER IN PASADENA CA WHICH CAN EASILY BE REMOVED IF SO DESIRED. SATSUMA POTTERY 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 "NICE 19th C.JAPANESE SATSUMA MINIATURE VASE, MEIJI PERIOD, PICTORIAL SCENES" is in sale since Thursday, August 24, 2017. 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.