Subject:Re: Help with Huge Porcelain Vase
Posted By: John T. Thu, Jan 28, 2021
That's a lovely vase.
Definitely Japanese. It's called Imari, it's technically a sub-genre of Arita porcelain but most people just called it "Imari".
The warriors are Samurai, some of the jingasa (dark hats/helmets seen on some of the fighters) even have Mon making it possible to identify what clan they were affiliated with.
Unfortunately some of the photos are quite distorted and there doesn't seem to be any of the base which would help to date it but it looks to be second half of the 19th to early 20th to me. There were a lot of Imari pieces made about this time for Western tourists and export.
Really nice piece. I'm a little jealous.
Hope this helps,