Japanese satsuma vase with three banded scenes, Meiji period. We are absolutely delighted to offer an exceptional quality vase with extraordinary detail from top to bottom by the highest regarded satsuma artist of the golden era, Yabu Meizan. The lip of the rim decorated with a rare gilt scrollwork above 6 floral and geometric alternating lappets leading to three individual banded scenes with millefiori including Chrysanthemums and Asagao (Morning Glory), children partaking in various new year activities and a final scene with a vast mountainous region. Each scene separated with different geometric patterns. Signed underneath Meizan Sei (Meizan Made), and within the central scene.
Notes | Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) is renowned for his exceptional attention to detail. Born in Nagahori, Osaka the Japanese island of Honshu. Meizan opened his workshop in 1880 and began to employ and train artists to decorate wears bought form the kiln of Chin Jukan in Satsuma province. Meizan became known for his involvement in many different Exhibitions first winning a bronze medal in 1885 at the Fourteenth Kyoto Exhibition. Meizan also features in exhibitions drawn from the Khalili Collections and multiple museums.
Measurements | 12cm High x 6cm
Condition | Excellent, no damage or restoration.