This is a museum quality American Satsuma round vase. This vase was hand painted and produced in 1920's. This was hand painted by L Curran and is signed on the bottom of the vase. The artistry is top notch with brilliant color and exceptional detail on this art nouveau vase.
The flower seems to be a stylized sunflower. This is a gorgeous piece with brilliant colors that is perfect for a curated collection. This vase is truly a piece of art!
There are no chips, no cracks, extremely small crazing (can be seen upon high magnification), no repairs and no restoration. All gold gilding is in tact with minimal wear on the rim. Any imperfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. All images are original and un-edited. Measurements: Height: 6 1/2 inches, Base: 4 7/8 inches, Rim: 5 1/2 inches K3121 A little history: "Satsuma Porcelain" or "Satsuma ware" a Japanese pottery of distinctive ivory to creamy beige to dark cream color, which was considered by American china painters or decorators in the early 1900's very suitable only for metal (such as gold) and enamel decoration.This earthenware was available in different shapes and is in fact an export product specifically designed in the early to mid 19th century to cater to the western export market at the time, later called "American Satsuma". This is not to be confused with the 17 th century or older Japanese Satsuma. These plain Satsuma (or blanks) was the choice for artists to hand paint and decorate.
All pieces were imperfect; the glaze being badly "crazed" (cracked in fine little lines) all over the surface, this defect has come to be widely accepted as a distinguishing quality and charm of this ware. Another interesting fact that its body does not "ring" when tapped like other china.
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