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$ 3,800

Early Japanese Satsuma Vase 19th Century

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials ceramic
H. 12 in; Diam. 6 in;
H. 30.48 cm; Diam. 15.24 cm;
Condition Fair. Some age stable crackles, mostly around the foot rim. Minor spotty losses to enamel as shown.
Creation Date mid 19th century
Description An Satsuma ceramic stone ware vase circa 19th century, around the end of the Edo and the beginning of Meiji period. In the form of a classic garlic bottle whose prototype was from China, the white bodied piece is decorated with an early form of kin nishikide, the so called golden brocade, a palette of iron-red, blue, green, yellow, purple and black with golden highlight. The over glazed enamel paint shows a group of robed figures in a garden setting with a lion and three tigers. A transparent overall glaze shows very fine crackles. The design is relatively sparse with plenty of negative space, in contrast to the Satsuma production from the late 19th century, when the trend became fussy and overly glitz, due to the influence by the perceived western taste for the export market. This piece may still be made for export but its pattern was more influenced by both Kyoto pottery and the Kanō school of painting compared to the export ware by the end of the 19th century onward to the early 20th century. It was believed by many that this was a result of Satsuma potters visiting Kyoto in the late seventeenth century to learn over glaze painting techniques.
There are some age glaze crackles especially around the foot. The piece is not signed, in keeping with the earlier production before Satsuma ceramics became ubiquitously signed with the Mon mark.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 320940
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