Japanese Meiji period globular bottle vase. The vase of extremely rare form with small opening and a tight pinched neck with a large globular body upon a raised foot rim. Decorated extensively with scrolling on-laid silver around 5 scenes featuring figures, flowers and birds amongst foliage. Towards the base of the vase a strong cobalt blue glaze finishes the vase before meeting the foot rim. To the base an impressed Kinkozan blind mark. The vase dating to the Meiji period (1868-1912).
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 | 11.5cm High x 10cm Wide ( 4.53 x 3.94 Inches )
Condition | Excellent, no damage or restoration. Very minor wear to the base of the on-laid silver.