Exceptional Japanese Satsuma vase Yabu Meizan

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptional quality Meiji period 1868-1912 Satsuma vase by arguably the most coveted artist of the period Yabu Meizan, the vase is predominantly decorated with a busy waterside setting , the artist has captured the scene of multiple boats of varying sizes maneuvering upon the busy waterways with a continuous scene of buildings and pavilions beneath a mountainous landscape backdrop. The foot of the vase decorated with panels of native Flora above a formal border, the neck and shoulders adorned with delicately painted opposing bands of pink and gilt flowers below the traditional black dot rim synonymous with works by Yabu Meizan, the vase finished with a gilt band to the rim and a gilt signature to the underside , the former owner of this magnificent vase thought so highly of it that he or she has had manufactured a purpose built fitted hardwood storage box.

Literature :

Yabu Meizan 1853-1934 was  a leading figure in the manufacture of Satsuma wares producing high quality items in lower volumes than many of the larger factories of the late 19th early 20th c, his early works won multiple prizes at the various world expositions from Paris 1889 through to San Francisco 1915, his pieces were in such demand and commanded such high prices with the finest items now residing in the worlds leading Japanese works of art collections and museums, following the first world war period Yabu continued to decorate blanks, but now in higher volume with much simpler decoration of sprigs of maple or birds within autumnal foliage,he continued until his death in 1934 aged 80.

Provenance :

Russian private collection.

2020 Vision of an enlightened ruler Vol II – Plate 3

Condition report :

Superb original condition .

Approximate sizes :

Height :       7 1/8″   18 cm

Diameter :  3 1/4″ 8.5 cm

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