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Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
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Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies

  • This extraordinary vase is signed by the artist Ryozan who is among the finest Satsuma artists
  • The vase is adorned with extraordinary patterns of cranes and butterflies
  • The detailed patterns are awe-inspiring given the small size of the vase
  • Satsuma ware of Japan’s Meiji era has enchanted the world’s collectors for over a century
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$3,400
Item No. 31-9095

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This extraordinary Satsuma vase is signed by the artist Ryozan. Okamoto Ryozan is widely regarded as the finest and most famous Satsuma artist of the Japanese Golden Age of creativity and manufacture. He worked for the Kyoto-based company Yasuda which manufactured very fine earthenware. The vase is adorned with extraordinary patterns of cranes and butterflies, symbols of good luck in Japanese culture. The patterns are awe-inspiring given the small size of the vase; the intricate. . .
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This extraordinary Satsuma vase is signed by the artist Ryozan. Okamoto Ryozan is widely regarded as the finest and most famous Satsuma artist of the Japanese Golden Age of creativity and manufacture. He worked for the Kyoto-based company Yasuda which manufactured very fine earthenware. The vase is adorned with extraordinary patterns of cranes and butterflies, symbols of good luck in Japanese culture. The patterns are awe-inspiring given the small size of the vase; the intricate details are impressively captured on such a small surface. The delicate blue and red animal patterns are elevated by luxurious gold gilding.

Satsuma ware of Japan’s Meiji era has enchanted the world’s collectors for over a century with its ornate overglaze enameling and subtle gilding. This exquisite pottery, originating near Kagoshima Prefecture, often features vivid portrayals of flora and fauna. Introduced by Korean potters, it first graced the homes of Japan’s elite. Its fame blossomed at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and since then, Satsuma ware has been a coveted treasure. Today it continues to be celebrated and collected.

Signed “Ryozan”

Meiji period (1868-1912)

3 1/2” high x 3” in diameter
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Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Vases/Vessels
Depth: 3.0 in. (7.62 cm)
Width: 3.0 in. (7.62 cm)
Height: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
Ryozan Satsuma Vase with Cranes and Butterflies
Traditional and Transformative: Japanese Meiji Period Decorative Arts

The long-lasting Japanese Meiji era, beginning in 1868 and extending into 1912, characterizes some of the largest cultural, economic, and artistic changes in Japan. Most     This impeccable Japanese cabinet is a stunning...

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