The size of Vase: 18" High x 7 1/2" Dia(most widest). It is one of most unusual Japanese Satsuma Vase in Art Nouveau style design ever seen. The vase has two window designs, one with Japanese Kimono girl and other with Kuge(imperial palace) samurai design. They are decorated with moriage finish enamel work. The background of vase with white enamel design works painstakingly painted with very precisely done. The vase with two ear handle decoration. Making this kind large vase with many different forms must be done by fine craftmenship. One side is more feminine color than Kuge side. The condition of vase excellent, no chip, no crak and no hairline other than Satsuma body with crackle glazing. One tiny old nick inside top rim in the size of 2mm, which located at lower left sid of photo No.4. One spot photo No.10 showing under white glazing with round greyish body which from original. The bottom of foot rim with original kiln indentation. No enamel loss of anykind I can find. Great shape for the vase from Meiji period, 1868-1912. Estimated $750.00-$850.00. Please pay actual shipping/insurance cost.
Japonism and Art Nouveau
There was Art Nouveau boom in Paris, France in 1890. Art Nouveau movement came from" Art Nouveau" shop in Paris, 1838-1905. 1900 Paris Expo was the peek of Art Nouveau. Many Japonism were infuluenced by Japanese art form, but this Satsuma vase was influenced other way around which make more unique. I checked internet everywhere, but I found only one vase in different finish than this.