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Japanese Satsuma Ceramic Ewer Yabu Meizan

$ 12,000
  • Description
    A Satsuma ware miniature ewer from the studio of Yabu Meizan (birth name Yabu Masashichi; 1853-1934), who was one of the most celebrated and collectible Satsuma artists from the Meiji Period. From his studio in Osaka, Yabu Meizan oversaw the production of the finest Satsuma wares for both domestic and export markets. He participated many international expose at the turn of the 20th century and won numerous awards for his creation.
    This ewer is exquisite in every aspect. The classic elegant form is delicate and harmonious in proportion. The surface was decorated in a dense millefleur pattern (thousand flowers). The detailed rendering is visually stunning. The intricate gold gilt outlining every single petals and then layering them make the piece a piece of miniature art with jewel quality, Scrolling vine design with astonishing details crawls along the handle and pouring neck. The lid is a beautiful carved piece with lotus petals (likely original but it is also possibly a historical replacement). Around the base rim, a geometrical border with double black square features a black enamel background, another signature feature among the his work. The base is marked with the golden seal of Yabu Meizan. Circa early 20th century.
    Ewer form is not a common form in Yabu Meizan's repertoire. Millefleur patter was used in some of his work, but generally as a partial element. A full surface covering found on this piece is also relatively rare. Standing 4.75 inches high, the ewer makes a great example of his finest studio work at the pinnacle of the Satsuma ceramic production.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: ceramic
    Condition: Good. Fine condition nearly impeccable, one tiny bite on the mouth rim as shown, a couple of unevenness along the inner edge of the mouth rim. Contact wear on the base.
    Creation Date: early 20th century
    Styles / Movements: Bespoke, Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 459775
  • Dimensions
    W. 4 in; H. 4.75 in; D. 2.2 in;
    W. 10.16 cm; H. 12.07 cm; D. 5.59 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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