A Late 19th Century Antique Japanese Meiji Period Vase of ovoid form, with finial-dome lid decorated with bamboo and ume/plum trees, medallions of lotus flowers in a typical Imari palette of Iron Red and Cobalt Blue. The shouldered form robustly potted rising to a long than usual, narrow neck, with a detachable dome lid. Soft paste with crackle glaze and underglaze, celadon infused. This vessel is a unique, Japanese version of a Ming floor vase (decoration is a combination of Chinese and Japanese natural elements).
The base and the rim are “raw,” unglazed (which means the pottery is NOT a modern replica).
Provenance: The item was acquired at an antiques/specialty shop in Southern Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Dimensions: Approx. 19 inches High, 10 inches Wide (49 cm x 25 cm). Weight: approx. 24 lb (11 kg).
Condition: Excellent for age. Item has not be repaired or cleaned. 100% authentic and unique.
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