THIS LISTING IS FOR A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE SATSUMA "1000 FACES" PORCELAIN ENAMEL DECORATED AND GILDED VASE, SIGNED. THE VASE HAS A SQUARE, PANELED BODY WITH ROUNDED SHOULDERS, GILDED EDGES AND UPPER RIM. THE DECORATED IS BEAUTIFULLY APPLIED WITH FINE INTRICATE DETAILS FEATURING LARGE SCENIC PANELS WITH GROUPS OF MEN AND COLORFUL FLORAL BORDERS. MEASURES 8 1/2" HIGH WITH A TOP DIAMETER OF 2 3/4", MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 4 1/4" AND BASE IS 3" IN DIAMETER.
THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS. SIGNED IN JAPANESE SCRIPT ON BASE.SATUMA IS A YELLOWISH EARTHENWARE USUALLY DECORATED WITH DETAILED JAPANESE FIGURES WITH EXPRESSIVE FACIAL FEATURES, LANDSCAPES AND SOMETIMES EMBELLISHED WITH DRAGONS IN RELIEF SUCH AS FOUND ON THIS LITTLE TREASURE. THIS WARE WAS GENERALLY CREATED FOR THE EXPORT MARKET OF THE MID 19th CENTURY TO CATER TO WESTERN MARKETS. MOST OF THE BETTER QUALITY PIECES WERE MARKED BY ARTIST STUDIOS. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "BEAUTIFUL 19th C. JAPANESE SATSUMA MEIJI PERIOD PANELED VASE, SIGNED" is in sale since Tuesday, December 24, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.