From our Japanese Collection, a fine pair of imari flared-mouth vases, Meiji Period (1868-1912), richly executed in the traditional imari palette of iron-red, blue, orange, and gilt highlights. A very decorative pair measuring 12 1/4 inches tall, 6 3/4 inches wide at the shoulder. While individual imari workshops usually did not distinguish themselves from one another in any meaningful way, nevertheless, known pieces with the particular kiln mark that appears on the bases here, are usually well-done examples. Condition is essentially perfect: There is a tiny 1/8 inch fissure on the footrim of one of the vases, but this appears to be an original firing fault and is not damage. No repairs or restoration of any kind. Very minimal rubbing to the gilt commensurate with age.