Stunning Pair of large early Meiji period Satsuma heavy gauge earthenware four-sided Japanese Vases, now converted to a Pair of Electric Table Lamps. These beautiful Satsuma-ware vases were made during the Meiji period (1868-1912), in this distinctive and wonderful style with lavish gilt highlights all over and circular ormolu bases and mounts.
Each of square outline, hand decorated in colours of rich enamels with lavish gilding depicting a total of eight figural, narrative scenes depicting geisha and children and samurai warriors on colours within a raised tube-line frame.
Condition: Superb condition with no allover losses, no wear to gilding. Base and mount have been professionally re-gold plated, very nice untouched surface patination.
Measures Height: (overall as shown) 17” (43cm). Width: (at widest area) 5.25” (13.5cm). Diameter: (at base) 5” (12.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable fixed charge Worldwide Store to door shipping offered.
Satsuma Porcelain 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.