Massive Japanese Satsuma Meiji Period Vase Samurai Warriors in Winter Landscape, ca 1870. Vase with hand painted panels depicting Samurai warriors in full armor, done with gold highlights. The other side painted with a winter landscape scene depicting women playing flute (Dressed in kimonos with raised gold) and childrens in a garden full of cherry blossoms as well as hysteria flowers and full areas with raised gold.The side panels done in gold highlights and finely painted gold brocade panels with flowers and Eagle. The painting is of exceptional quality considering the large size of this vase. Xcellent condition, no damage or repairs and enamel colors & gold are still fantastic. Signed by the artist 10 characters at the bottom. An absolute most for collectors! Satsuma-ware derives its name from the region of Satsuma, Japan where the style of porcelain and ceramic works originated. Originating in the 17th century, Satsuma porcelain was very well known in the Western world and highly sought after during the Meiji era in Japan. Satsuma pottery took the form of vases, tea sets, pots, and even buttons. They were made of dark yellowish clay decorated with images of people, nature, and mythological creatures like dragons. Unlike other more delicate porcelain counterparts, Satsuma ware has thick, sturdy walls.
Original works marked by the signature of Satsuma pottery masters are highly sought after. This is due to the mass production of later works catered toward Western export, making classic satsuma porcelain pieces much more valuable. We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases".
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