Satsuma Vase, Dai Nippon Ijyuin Takaragawa, Early 20th century


Title: Satsuma Vase
Artist/Kiln: Dai Nippon Ijyuin Takaragawa
Date: early 20th century
Size: 14.5 x 14.5 x 24.5cm

Original Japanese satsuma vase.

Typical Meiji Satsuma is a creamy glazed earthenware, covered with miniature decorative motifs, such as women, samurai, Japanese gods or immortals, as well as flowers, animals and landscapes. These images were elaborately produced by hand: painted in enamel, glazed, gilded, and finally fired in a kiln.

Characterized by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs, satsuma ceramics were a new form of intricate artwork. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aid of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paint-work.

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Dimensions14.5 x 14.5 x 24.5 cm
Condition ReportSome cracked on the bottom area, minor gilts wears due to age, minor chip on the mouth.
SubjectFlowers & Botanical
Product DateEarly 20th century