An antique Japanese Satsuma vase manufactured approximately in the late 19th C. The vase was exceptionally crafted with a beautiful matte black finish with touches of gold, red, green, and beige.
The design includes Fukurokuju (the God of Good Fortune) painted in intricate detail. A golden dragon relief, which is a symbol of freedom, luck, and balance in the Japanese culture, wraps around the upper portion of the vase. The bottom of the vase has a traditional Satsuma ware mark in Japanese characters. The specific potter or kiln who produced this piece is unknown. The vase is in great condition with beautiful patina consistent with its age.There are no visible chips, hairline cracks, or any other damage to the piece. Please refer to the pictures for overall condition but do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or would like additional pictures. Diameter (widest part): 9.5 cm. Diameter (Top): 4.5 cm.
Diameter (Bottom): 5.5 cm.