Measuring 17" high and 11" wide, this satsuma vase is dramatic in size and design, featuring three figures and two landscape motifs in high relief, with very elaborate enameling over much of the surface. The Shimazu family crest is featured at the neck and bottom, and the base is signed with the mark of the Meizan studio, in operation from 1880 to 1920. There are two figures of monks or scholars in high relief, as well as a figure of Quan Yin, and numerous other figures, landscapes, geometric designs, and other asian motifs cover the entire surface of the vase. Much of the raised enameling is finely done, with rich gilding covering much of the background areas.
In excellent condition, no chips or cracks, some slight wear to gilding and enamel on high areas, and slight darkening on lip. Additional photos available by request.