Shimazu Satsuma Pottery Japanese Wide Shoulder Large 10” Flat Vase c.1947
History gathered: Black stamped Satsuma under the Shimazu family crest, c.1947. These were mass produced during this time and sold to western military personnel on the bases and to visitors and tourists.
Description: A Japanese Satsuma pottery vase of squared, bombe, form decorated in transfer-printing, overglaze enamels and gilding with Mandarin Ducks amid lotus flowers and foliage, marked to the base in a rectangular reserve ‘Satsuma’ beneath a Shimazu clan Mon. Looking at this item initially you would be forgiven for believing it was an example of Chinoiserie. Cream ivory crackle glaze background. Decorated vase with Iris, Water Lilies and colourful Mandarin Ducks. Crackle under glaze believe to imitate age. Transfer decoration infilled with reds, blues, pinks, greens, yellows, white, mauve, purple, brown. Gold picking out elements of the decoration. Turquoise border also decorated with gold.. Impressive vase – lovely stand alone example. A decorative enough large vase, rather in the manner of ‘Taizan’, but of little scarcity or antiquity and thus limited commercial appeal to scholars or collectors of Japanese ceramics.
Height: 10” 25 cm. Width: 9 ¼” 23.5 cm. Depth: 5 ¾” 14.5 cm..
Weight: 3 kg.
Condition: very good previously owned and loved. Provenance unknown.
SKU TC372 20 spbr