bath house row antiques
SOLD. SOLD. Two Antique Satsuma Vases Shown as a Pair C. 1880 9-1/2 in. tall
Sold.Sold. These are two hand made baluster shaped Satsuma vases that are almost identical. Careful comparison can detect differences. They both are very high quality and have the same hand painted mark on the bottom, but are probably not signed by the same person. Each is decorated with an exotic bird and flowers on both sides with the 2 birds facing in opposite directions. This allows the two vases to make a mated pair from either side. The decorating is extraordinary with much use of raised paste for detail. Cherry blossoms, lotus and chrysanthemums are laid down over the classic Satsuma crackle glaze. The Satsuma Mons is featured near the rim on each side. The bottom of each is stamped "Foreign", which probably means they were originally in the English market. Height is about 9-1/2 inches. 7 inches max. dia. Excellent condition with no damage.