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TWO EARTHENWARE VASES

MEIJI/TAISHO PERIOD

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TWO EARTHENWARE VASES
meiji/taisho period
The largest of ovoid form raised on a splayed foot and tapering in to a short neck and flared rim, with two leaf form handles at the neck, enameled and gilded with a singular scene of a samurai below a blossoming cherry tree in a landscape; the other vase of globular form raised on a domed foot and rising to a tall strait neck, the body with inset panels depicting figures within a temple complex alternating with birds among blossoming flowers, all above a raised lappet band at the foot and below diaper and shield borders and squared scrolling on the neck
Largest 16 in. (40.6 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
The smaller vase published: Yabe Yoshiaki, ed. Satsuma no Kinrande Zuroku (Catalogue on the gilded enameled Satsuma) Fukuoka: Omuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993
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