Satsuma earthenware vase with rich polychrome and gold enamel decoration, representing typically Japanese picturesque landscapes, from the 20th century. Between the sea, the mountains and the rivers are built small thatched roofs houses, surrounded by an abundant vegetation. The small bridges and boats are reminiscent of Japanese Zen gardens. The neck and shoulder are decorated with geometric patterns and flowers. The vase has a mark under the base representing a kanji.
Satsuma porcelain was born in 1598 under the influence of Shimazu Yoshihiro. It is a type of Japanese earthenware. This great Japanese lord intended to establish a local pottery industry in the Satsuma territory. For four hundred years, the potters of Satsuma have developed original earthenware techniques to make it one of the greatest references of Japanese ceramics.
20th Century period
Dim: W: 5,5 in - D: 5,5in - H: 9,8in.
Condition report: very good condition.