Oval Shape with Pinched Flared Rim & Kinkozan Blind Mark
From our Japanese collection, we are delighted to offer this fine Japanese Meiji period Satsuma Vase. The vase of ovoid shape with pinched neck and flared top rim extensively decorated throughout with a cobalt blue ground enamel base. The vase featuring two scenes with Bijin and children amongst blossoming flowers, foliage, and rivers with builds and boats. One scene features a child feeding the birds from a basket. Each scene bursting with incredible detail and polychrome colours across each landscape. The borders of the scene with a thick applied gold enamel with matching abstract scrollwork pattens across the rest of the body. The rim of the vase is further decorated within the outer lip, a sign of true quality from the artist. The base of the vase is signed with the Kinkozan blind mark which has also been painted gold. The vase dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912) circa 1900.
Notes | The Kinkozan family have been associated with pottery dating back to 1645. They went on to become the largest producer of Satsuma ware by one individual company, from the end of the 19th century until 1927 after which the factory closed. By the 1850s Kobayashi Sobei (1824-84), Kinkozan Sobei (artist name Kinkozan IV), started to export his products together with the Kyoto manufacturer Taizan VIII. The main target market was America with their main production period approximately between 1875-1927 under the leadership of Kinkozan V(1868-1927).
Measurements | 14.5cm High x 11cm Diameter
Condition | Excellent condition throughout, no damage and no restoration.