The gold is strong throughout with no notable rubbing or wear, except a small weak spot on the rim, which appears as decorated. The designs are bold with no notable scratches or marks. The interior is glazed and has no visible crazing, with a bit of blue on the bottom interior. It is exceptionally clean with no residue or mineral deposits.
The vase depicts Kannon reading a scroll to a Rakan on one side and a figure on the other in formal attire. The top edge of the vase has two Shimazu family\clan crests in heavy gold with moriage flowers in red and white between on deep Gosu Blue. The moriage flowers on blue continue between the two scenes and around the foot. The bottom is signed in gold with the Shimazu seal and 3 other Kanji symbols I do not recognize (possibly an artist or potter). The piece almost certainly dates to the Meiji period.
It's a beautiful piece with stunning colors and artistry. Pictures are of the item(s) you will receive.
The item "Antique Japanese Satsuma Vase Gold Moriage, Meiji Period Signed Shimazu 9 1/2" is in sale since Monday, August 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "rmags1" and is located in Austin, Minnesota.
This item can be shipped worldwide.