A pair of tall-stemmed satsuma moon flasks By Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century (2)
Lot 279
A pair of tall-stemmed satsuma moon flasks
By Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 15,049) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of tall-stemmed satsuma moon flasks By Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century (2) A pair of tall-stemmed satsuma moon flasks By Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century (2)
A pair of tall-stemmed satsuma moon flasks
By Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century
Finely decorated in enamels and gilt with complementary designs, depicting on one side several children engaged in a variety of pastimes including dancing, playing hanetsuki (Japanese battledore) and see-sawing, some holding a denden daiko (pellet drum) and on the other side a moonlit panoramic view over a lake with mountains soaring in the distance and fishermen in small boats casting their nets in the foreground, the sides of both vases decorated with numerous densely clustered minute butterflies, each supported on a tall flaring foot embellished with assorted seasonal flowers in bloom including fuyo (rose mallow), shukaido (hardy begonia) and kobushi (magnolia), each vase signed on the base in gilt with seal Yabu Meizan. Each vase 16.5cm (6½in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    An English private collection; a gift from William Lygon (1903-1979), eighth Earl of Beauchamp to the current owner's grandfather, the former head gardener at Madresfield Court, Worcestershire.
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