Large Japanese porcelain vase, superb flowers & famille vert-style borders, c.1890
Unusual Japanese porcelain vase, with mallet shaped body on short stem with spreading foot, the neck with bulge before lip, well painted in brilliant enamels and giold with butterflies amongst chrysanthemum & lily flowers, the foot & neck with famille vert style cell & lappet borders.
later 19th century.
Condition: chip restored to foot
Similar flowers in the same technique can be seen on an earthenware body from the Satsuma workshops; this is a very thick, very translucent porcelain body. The