This nice Japanese Satsuma porcelain miniature enameled vase is from the MEIJI Period, c. 1868-1912. The vase is beautifully hand painted with polychrome enamels and gold with intricate details featuring two colorful pictorial medallions, one with women and the other with men. Between the two medallions the vase is decorated with multi-patterns and elaborate gilding. .
Marked with unidentified Japanese seal on base with an old paper label from an importer from Pasadena CA which can easily be removed, if desired.
Dimensions: 5" high with a top diameter of 3/4", maximum width of 2 1/2" and a base diameter of 1 5/8". Weighs 5.2 ounces.
Condition: Vase is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The enameling and gilding are also in excellent condition although there is minor wear to the gilded upper edge.
Satsuma pottery is a yellowish earthenware usually decorated with detailed 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 with most of the better quality pieces being marked by artist studios.
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