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Pair Large Antique Meiji Japanese Kyo-Yaki Satsuma Vases with Scholars & Tiger (Code 1972)

  • £000


A pair of large Japanese Kyoto satsuma vases dating to the early 20th century / late Meiji period. They are hand thrown and as you can see in the images there is a slight difference in height. The decoration is highly detailed with scholarly characters in a landscape. Note the very effective rendition of a tiger amongst them too. The large size and multiplicity of decoration make it so the more you look the more detail you see. The vases also have applied pottery flower heads to the shoulders, not something commonly seen in satsuma ware. There is also raised white slip decoration around the bases and the neck and tube lining inside the rims. They do have a mark in the tube lining inside the rim. The mark is inside a flaming pearl, which is an interesting and unusual form or marking for these items.


Both in good order for the age. Fine crazing as pretty much universal for these Kyoto satsuma pieces. Once vase has a small patch at the foot (with the slip decoration) either restored or refinished in the factory to conceal a firing fault.

Measurements (Approx)

Height: 35 cm ( 13 3/4 inches ) the taller example

Width: 17 cm ( 6 3/4 inches )

Weight: 3700 grams (before packing).

Stock Code: 1972 JA20-1



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