Underneath, on the lower part of the vase, are a circular vignette of finely painted characters in small groups. Dressed in traditional kimono, the domestic scenes were mostly populated by women and children. Some scenes are women playing toys with children or catching dragonflies with fans. One scene depicts women working on kimono stenciling maybe?These realistic figures in motion are robed in vivid colors such as turquoise and pink, giving the piece a jewel-like appearance, that perhaps only Yabu Meizan could achieve. The base is marked with the golden seal of Yabu Meizan. Boys at play is one of the beloved subject matters in the work of Yabu Meizan. For reference see "Satsuma the Romance of Japan by Louis Lawrence", Page 34-48. Height: 5.9 in (14.99 cm).
Diameter: 3 in (7.62 cm).