This 19th Century Japanese Satsuma porcelain enameled vase is from the MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912). Vase is hand painted with polychrome enamels embellished with gold in a pictorial design featuring a walking crowd of men. The design has intricate details and beautiful coloration with gold accents. Vase has stylized elephant head handles on each side and is decorated with gilt "MON" (Family Crest) stamp on front and back of neck. Marked on base with artist signature "HORODA" with SHIMAZU family crest above.
Dimensions: 7" high with a top diameter of 2 1/4", maximum width of 4" with a 2 1/4" diameter base.
Condition: Vase is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. There are a couple of faint/tight hairlines on the interior throat and minor crazing on the base which is normal on this type ware. No other noted flaws.
Satsuma is a creamy earthenware usually decorated with Japanese figures with expressive facial features. This ware was generally created for the export market of the mid-19th Century to cater to Western markets.
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