Imperial Satsuma pottery vase, signed Gyokusen. Meiji Period.
Imperial Satsuma vase, signed Gyokusen, Japan, Meiji Period. The hexagonal shaped vase painted with a panel of a seated Shi Shi dog, beneath a flowering plant, the reverse with Ho Ho bird perched upon a branch. The other panels with flowering wisteria, cherry blossom, bamboo, and peony.
The shoulder painted with a continuous band of Ruyi head, containing stylised flowerheads, beneath a gilt chevron motif to the neck.
Signed Gyokusen in gilt, beneath a blue Satsuma Mon, to the base.
Height: 15.3 cm, 6”.
Width: 7.5 cm, 2 7/8”.
Depth: 7.5 cm, 2 7/8”.
Condition: Excellent condition. No damage. No restoration.