Lot 125
Property of Various Owners

Two Japanese Partial Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Satsuma Vases
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
The first, meiping-form with a neck and flaring base, each painted with four gilt Shimazu, the body enamel and gilt painted with Arhats in a mountain landscape with shrines, intertwined with a sinuous dragon enamel painted with raised opaque white scales, together with a hardwood stand; the second, bottle-form similarly painted with gilt Shimazu, the body enamel and gilt painted with Arhats intertwined with a sinuous dragon enamel painted with raised opaque white scales, the neck molded in relief with an intertwined dragon; each underside with dai nippon mark beneath a Shimazu mon; the first, having a four-line gold signature mark on a burnt-red ground seal; and the second, having a five-line gold signature mark on a black ground seal for the potter and the painter. Each with minor wear to gilding.
Height of first: 18-3/4 in (47.6 cm); Height of second: 12 in (30.5 cm)
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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