PAIR OF 2 JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN VASES MEIJI PERIOD SHIMAZU CREST HOTODA. Both vases bears a Satsuma Hotoda mark to the base, below the Smimazu family crest circular mark, that ruled over the Satsuma region.
Double handled vases are beautifully decorated with two main side panels, depicting figures from everyday life, Saints, Deities, and Geisha girls, in a landscape full of Bamboo stalks, trailing Wisteria and flying Birds. The panels are surrounded by elaborate zigzag and stylised leaf borders, with the whole presented on a rich gilded and cream ground. Painstakingly hand painted with beautiful detailed period decoration in gilt and various polychrome enamels (moriage). The fine crackling (Kannyu) of the soft, creamy glaze is typical and was used more to give richness and depth to the colours. The enamel and gilding is applied on top of the glaze so that it stands proud of the surface.
Satsuma pottery dates back to the 16th century and is still produced today in southern Japan around the Kagoshima region. The distinguishing features of Satsuma ceramics are they have a creamy or off-white and sometime beige appearance. The pottery is then hand painted with brightly coloured enamels, gold and silver, in fine, intricate designs with careful attention to detail.
The finest details were painted using a single rats hair. This allowed the painter to create lifelike expressions on faces and exquisite detailing on robes. Most Satsuma artists decorated them freehand with traditional Japanese motifs and patterns such as foliage and flowers, landscapes, real and mythical birds and human figures engaged in ceremonial, military, or domestic activities.The thin translucent glaze with its applied design decoration deliberately ends up with a crackled finish. "ASIAN JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN VASES". 7.480 inches or 19 cm Tall. 4.527 inches or 11.5 cm Width (handle to handle across). 2.283 inches or 5.8 cm Top ring Diameter has approx... 2.677 inches or 6.8 cm Foot ring Diameter has approx... 3.543 inches or 9 cm Max. 1030 gr or 36.332 oz - Unpacked. Satsuma vases are in a very good condition, showing age slight crackled glaze crazing as shown in my pictures, and slight top rim rings, shoulders, handles gilding loss as shown in my photos, both vases are. Without chips, hairline cracks, breaks, damage or any restoration. We have plenty of close-up day-light photos to look carefully and if you. / Australia & Other countries out of Europe: FREE. Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK.
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