Lot 185
A Japanese Satsuma Vase Attributed to Yabu Meizan
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Meiji period (1868-1912), large and highly impressive rectangular shaped vase with four sides finely painted with different scenes, first a pair of pheasants under a blooming tree, figures in a workshop based on a woodblock print, a pair of fish swimming with wisteria plants hanging above, and a beauty standing under arching bamboo trees, her kimono decorated with irises and checks, four phoenixes and paulownias decorate the square shoulder of the vase, seal has been drilled through, but retains red color with double gold line surround.

16.5 in.

Private Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina

Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) was one of the most successful artisans of Satsuma ware during the Meiji period in Japan. His designs favored traditional Japanese themes, yet his art works were featured at many of the great international expositions of the early 20th century such as Paris, St Louis, and London.

Drilled hole to underside for former lamp fitting; wear and loss to gilt on rim from former lamp mount.

$1,000 - 1,500