This pair of signed Japanese Satsuma Cobalt Blue (Gosu) Hand Painted Vases are from the Meiji period or Meiji era. The Meiji era is the Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This pair of signed Japanese Satsuma Cobalt Blue (Gosu) Hand Painted Vases are from the Meiji period. A term that is used frequently regarding Satsuma or Japanese pottery and ceramics is "Gosu Blue". Gosu Blue refers to the use of certain natural minerals and elements such as Cobalt or Asbolite to be used as the base for an under glaze or over glaze of the piece of pottery. Gosu Blue Satsuma Pottery is possibly the most popular type to own and therefore commands a higher price than other types of Japanese ceramics.
Size: 7 1/4 inches tall.
Condtion: Some wear to gilt.
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