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Subject:japanese satsuma vase
Posted By: jack Wed, Apr 11, 2018 IP:

i just wanted to ask some question regarding this amazing vase,
it is a bid vase, around 24 cm in high, with alot going on it, people are taking this carts with dragons on them and some people as well, i wanted to know if anyone can give me some info on the scene and on the maker of this vase

thank you all very much

Subject:Re: japanese satsuma vase
Posted By: Martin Michels Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Japanese Satsuma from around 1900.
The seal mark and the impressed mark both read the same: Kinkozan 錦光山 Zo 造 (Made by Kinkozan). The seal in a somewhat stylistic way.
Under the square seal is probably the mark of the decorator working for the Kinkozan studio.

But I can't decipher those 2 characters. The first one looks like 子 or 孑 or 于 and the second one is probably 翠 (Sui), but written differently.

We need the help of the more experienced experts in Chinese and Japanese writing like Bill H. or I.Nagy to decode that.


Subject:Re: japanese satsuma vase
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Bottom marks,
錦光山造 - Kinkōzan-zō - Kinkōzan Made
玉翠 - Gyokusui
Ceramic of Kyoto.
The Gion festival scene of Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto is depicted on the vase.It is the most famous festival in Japan dating back as far as the 9th century. The carts are special floats, which are up to 25 meters tall and can weight up 12 tons.

With regards,

Subject:Re: japanese satsuma vase
Posted By: jack Fri, Apr 13, 2018

thank you Martin Michels and I.Nagy for this info , i see that there is another signature on the side of the vase under one of the carts, is this another mark ?

Subject:Re: japanese satsuma vase
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 14, 2018

This is the same 玉翠 Gyokusui marking.
-Name of painter-

With regards,
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