Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The shouldered vase rising from a recessed food to a small waisted neck with lipped rim, finely painted in gold, black and polychrome enamels with numerous reserves enclosing street merchants, beauties, and courtiers gathered on the streets, armor-clad warriors in discussion as well as two circular reserves with a mountainous landscape and a bird in flight, the ground densely decorated with flowers and gray stippling interspersed with gilt diapered designs, the shoulder with a variety of brocade patterns.
HEIGHT 12 cm
Condition: Excellent condition with minor surface wear.
Provenance: From an important German private collection, assembled in the 1980s till 1999. With an old collector’s label 'Thomsen Collection SV 027' to the base.
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