Japanese Arita Vase

High 24 cm x Wide 10 cm Weight 500 grams

£245.00 Excludes P&P

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An unusually decorated Meiji period narrow neck Japanese vase from the Arita area c1880. Hand painted central panel in overglaze enamels portraying Manchurian cranes with stylised landscape. Unusual palette of colours. Unmarked base. This vase is in excellent condition commensurate with age with tiny nibbles to the rim of base.  No chips, cracks or restoration. Several glaze flaws as is commonly seen in antique Arita / Imari porcelain. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.

The red-crowned crane is also called the Manchurian crane. Adult red-crowned cranes are named for a patch of red bare skin on the crown, which becomes brighter during mating season and typically measuring about 150 to 158 cm. 

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