These matching Japanese SATSUMA porcelain miniature enameled vases decorated with wisteria blooms date to the Meiji Periodr (1868-1912). They are hand painted with gilt accented polychrome enamels with hanging wisteria blooms and vines. The colors are soft and present a delicate appearance. Marked with unidentified Japanese seal on base.
Dimensions: 3 5/8" high with a top diameter of 1 1/4" and base diameter of 1 5/8". Combined weight is 7 ounces.
Condition: Both vases are in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The enameling and gilding are also in excellent condition although there is minor wear on the gilded upper edge.
Satsuma pottery is a yellowish earthenware usually decorated with detailed Japanese figures with impressive facial features. This ware was generally created for the export market of the mid-19th to early 20th Century to cater to Western markets. Most of the better quality pieces were marked by artist studios.
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