563. Fine Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted Vase Meiji Period 1868-1912

An Exceptionally Fine Example of a Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted Early Meiji Period Vase. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

The circular upper body with gilt lined shield shape panels of Japanese Families above a bulbous lower body with similar decoration, ending on a circular rim support. 

Condition: Mint condition, just a little wear to gilding on top rim, this piece never had a cover. 

Height: 12.25" (31cm). Width: (at widest) 6" (15.25cm). Diameter: (at base). 4.5” (11.5cm).