From our Japanese Collection, a very fine satsuma vase, Meiji Period (1868-1912), most likely circa 1900 -1910, marvelously potted in an unusual but very elegant flared trumpet shape exhibiting definite Art Nouveau Period influences, and yet decorated in what would be considered restrained Japanese taste with simple and classic floral motifs. Signed Kizan with a Satsuma Kiln mark.
For collectors with a genuine appreciation for art history, this piece is a wonderful example of the blend of two worlds and two styles, representing the convergence and overlap of the late Meiji Period in the East, with the Art Nouveau Period of the early 20th century in the West.
Size and Condition: 8.5 inches tall, 7 inches wide at the flare. Heavily potted yet very refined, this piece feels quite hefty and significant in the hand. Some very minor rubbing at the neck rim but essentially perfect.