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A fine Satsuma bottle vase

By Yabu Meizan, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Designed with a compressed ovoid body and slender neck terminating in a garlic bulb mouth and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a clear crackle glaze with a Daimyo procession above bands of misty pines, the shoulder with an overlapping floral collar punctuated with a geometric band, the neck with trailing wisteria and sparrows, the rim with ashibori dot band, and the foot with a key-fret band, signed Yabu Meizan in gilt
6 1/8in (15.5cm) high.  Text and images via Bonhams


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