This antique Japanese Satsuma vase dates to the early 20th century. Made of crackle-glazed earthenware and hand-painted, it features bold moriage decoration and abundant gilding that portrays a charming geisha amid blossoms and bold geometric designs, dots, and scrolls. The vase has a fluted cup-shaped rim and a flared base, with two handles at the shoulder and a hand-painted mark on the base.
The handles appear to have been painted ochre on one side only. The top rim is glazed but not gilded.CONDITION: this vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or hairlines and minimal wear of the gilding. There is slight wear of the paint at a couple of places around the base as well as some minute pinpricks in the surface of the clay, which appear to be manufacturing defects. These flaws can be seen in the last four photographs. USA and International Buyers - Please Note.