Japanese Satsuma Vase | Unzan for the Yasuda Company

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    Fine and unusual shaped Japanese satsuma vase. The vase shaped similar to a double gourd with two bulbous sections and a slightly pinched centre, the top rim tightly pinched also with a slight roll. The vase decorated extensively with gilt scrolling motifs surrounding sprigs of flowers and phoenix medallions to the centre with bamboo leaves throughout. Two scenes are beautifully decorative with delicate hand paintings of figures surrounded by children and large landscapes with mount fuji to the rear around further blossoming flowers. The base of the vase signed with the Shimazu family mark, the yasuda company retail mark and a four-character mark with the makers signature Unzan 雲山 and the two-character mark nippon 日本 translated to Japan. The vase dated to the Meiji period 1868-1912 circa 1890.

    Notes | The Yasuda company was renowned for higher end Japanese satsuma wear with makers such as Hozan, Kizan, Kozan, Nikkozan, Seikozan and their highest accredited maker Ryozan. Their logo can be found on multiple makers including the ones listed above. The Yasuda company mark can be sought after by collectors of satsuma due to its specific collection of artists.

    Measurements | 24.5cm High x 10.5cm Wide (9.65 x 4.13 Inches)

    Condition | Excellent, No damage and no restoration.