This listing is for an exquisite oval vase from the Meiji period of Japan, showcasing fine artistry and hand painted and enamelled intricate detailing. Made from porcelain and signed by the expert craftsman or factory, YASU HASUDA, this antique vase is a testament to Japanese culture and history.
The vase depicts traditional Japanese motifs and designs, making it a valuable addition to any collection. Its unique shape and size make it suitable for display in any room of the house. A mid-to late 19th century Japanese. There are no marks for identification on the base but it would date around C1850-80. It is certainly not a form readily seen and the shape is quite unique.
The hand painting and gilding artwork on the patterning is particularly meticulous. This impressive figural Kyoto Satsuma vase with beautifully detailed costumes and faces, the sides with wide panels of cranes or Phoenix birds in relief form, flying up amongst clouds of Peach green and blue.Bold enamel geometric borders applied to the to frame the two oval picture panels back and front. The two panels how figural scenes of the Ancients or Scholars. I cannot translate what is written on their scrolls but if you know, please tell me.. The top lip is very attractive with different coloured panels in a roll over style with a variety of designs, echoed on the foot patternation. The neck itself is a beautiful combination of chrysanthemum flowers and hexagonal shapes a very colourful display, with central round pattern of magnified flowers. Marked with Japanese characters either side of foot, including "YASU HASUDA" which could be the artist or maybe the factory in which it was made?? And on the opposite side of the foot three characters which translates as "Today's Big Day". MEASUREMENTS: Height 13" x 7" wide x 5 deep at the widest point which is the top of vase to include the rolled over style neck. CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with minute crazing throughout.
Gilding is good with very little loss.. One small nibble to the rolled over neck edge..
Satsuma Gosu Blue was produced in very limited quantity in Kyoto in the mid-19th century, and is now the most sought after of the Satsuma wares. THis has several sections of the distinct blue. The colour Gosu Blue is an on glaze enamel found on a type of Satsuma which used to be called Imperial Satsuma in mid to late 19 century. Gosu Blue is distinctive and very thick, that can be either dark blue, green or black depending on the firing."Satsuma Gosu Blue" was produced in very limited quantity in Kyoto in the mid-19th century, and is now the most sought after of the Satsuma wares. Gosu blue is usually dense, and even when thinly applied one cannot see through it, and it does not get less dense when thin. If you need further information please do not hesitate to message me..
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