This nice Japanese Satsuma porcelain enameled and gilt decorated lidded jar/vase features six hand painted panels. The body of the jar is painted with polychrome enamels and gold with very fine details in the design. The decoration features men/elders in three panels alternating with panels of colorful birds. The background surrounding the panels is decorated with a gilded design and border. There is an internal lid or cup that fits inside the outer lid which is decorated with an all-over embossed gilded design. Unmarked.
Dimensions: 5 1/4" high with an overall width of 4" and a base diameter of 2 1/8". Weighs 12 ounces.
Condition: Jar is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. There is minor wear to the enameled and gilt decorative border around the bottom of the jar and the gilded band around the bottom.
Satsuma is a yellowish earthenware usually decorated with detailed Japanese figures with expressive facial features, landscape and sometimes further embellished with dragons in relief. This ware was generally created for the export market of the mid-19th Century to early 20th Century to cater to Western markets.
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