Stunning Pair of large early Meiji period Imari heavy gauge earthenware Rouleau Japanese Ginger Jar Vases of generous size. These beautiful hand decorated heavy gauge-ware vases were made during the Meiji period (1868-1912), in this distinctive and wonderful style, and in Rouleau vase form.
Each of baluster outline, hand decorated in colours of rich enamels with lavish gilding depicting a continuous scene of stunning garden flowers and foliage on an off-white ground, the original covers with similar decoration.
Condition: Superb condition with no allover losses anywhere and no wear to gilding highlights, possibly never used. Typically, unmarked underneath.
Height: (overall as shown) 11.75” (30cm). Width: (at widest area) 8.25” (21cm). Diameter: (at base) 5.5” (14cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Satsuma Vases form an important part of the artistic output of Meiji era Japan, itself a time of huge change, socially, economically, and politically, in Japan, and one in which arts and crafts enjoyed a vast increase in popularity and production. They are both beautiful decorative and artistic objects, with elegant and whimsical elements in rich enamels and lavish gilding scattered across their finely decorated surfaces.
Wonderful Decorators Pair of Ginger Jars.