A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)

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Lot 3249
A large Satsuma vase
By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)

Sold for US$ 75,000 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

A large Satsuma vase
By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
The elongated ovoid vase tapering to the foot and delicately painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with a variety of large chrysanthemum blossoms, each accurately rendered in fine detail with the stamens and some of the petals raised in relief, the foot painted with stylized beast masks contained within square reserves, the rim painted with a band of dots within circles punctuated by partial chrysanthemum heads, gilt signature Yabu Meizan within a double reserve on underside
9 3/4in (24.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • For an identical vase donated by the Meizan family and now in the collection of the Osaka City Museum, see Oliver Impey, Meiji no Takara: Treasures of Imperial Japan, vol. 5, Ceramics Part II, London, 1995, fig. 20, p.56.
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A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
A large Satsuma vase By Yabu Meizan, Taisho era (circa 1918)
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