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Japanese Meiji Satsuma Bud Vase Yabu Meizan

$8,800

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A small Satsuma bud vase from the studio of Yabu Meizan (birth name Yabu Masashichi; 1853-1934), who is one of the most celebrated and collectible Satsuma artists from Meiji Period. From his studio in Osaka, Yabu Meizan oversaw the production of the finest Satsuma wares for both domestic and export markets. He participated many international expose at the turn of the 20th century and won numerous awards for his creation. This small bud vase is typical of his work from early period circa 1900s. It features two narratives on the opposite sides of the facades, framed by his signature dense chrysanthemum brocade-like border. One side is a Classic Meizan scene of miniature characters scattered on a white background, appearing to be a school attended by groups of children. Many of these realistic figures are robed in vivid colors such as turquoise and pink, giving the piece a jewel-like appearance that perhaps only Yabu Meizan could achieve; the other side showcases a nature scene with a bird perched on a blooming branch. From the should toward the mouth rim, a dense border of lily blossoms extends toward the center, with tiny butterflies hovering over. On the mouth rim, a geometrical border with circle features a black enamel background, another rare feature among the Satsuma ware. The base is marked with the golden seal of Yabu Meizan. Boys at play is one of the beloved subject matter in the work of Yabu Meizan. For reference see Satsuma The Romance of Japan by Louis Lawrence, Page 34-48.

Details

  • Creator
    Yabu Meizan (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)Diameter: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. fine with little wear.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945019794182

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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