This is a pair of Japanese Satsuma mantel vases. Satsuma is always hand painted and hand enameled. The date is circa 1900.
The vases are 7 1/4” high and 3 1/2” wide,
The material is a pottery, or soft paste porcelain, a cream color, and with a tight crackle glaze.
The vases are a matching pair. In the first photo I probably showed the back side because I think that side is so pretty. The side with the big flowers is probably the front. Most everything painted on the vases are outlined in gold. There is a stream with red irises and two birds flying overhead. The flowers are red and gold, pink red and gold, and blue and gold.
There are the Satsuma geometric borders at the top and bottom in black and gold, At the top is the additional border of different designs in gold plus small blossoms in pink and gold. There are bands of gold trim at the mouth and foot.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. The foot rest shows estate grime due to age.
The signature is three Japanese characters hand painted in gold over a black rectangle that is outlined in gold. I am told this signature belongs to the Kinkozan studio, the Awata-Kyoto School, but I don’t know for certain. The top character may be the character or mon for the Shimazu family.
I have more Satsuma in my shop. Just do a search within my shop for Satsuma.
Japanese Pair 7” Satsuma Mantel Vases Peonies Chrysanthemums Landscape Water Scene Flying Birds Signed c 1900
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