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Pair Large Antique Meiji Japanese Kutani Vases 19C Japan Gourd Tiger Dragon Bamboo

Pair Large Antique Meiji Japanese Kutani Vases 19C Japan Gourd Tiger Dragon Bamboo

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Introducing a rare and exquisite pair of Satsuma vases from the Meiji period, dating back to the 19th century. These stunning vases feature intricate scenes of tigers, bamboo, the sea, dragons, and ancient coins, all crafted with exceptional attention to detail. The vases are shaped in the classic gourd shape, adding to their elegance and sophistication. They are both marked at the base, Dai-Nihon Kutani, Tin-Zan Tsukuru.

In Japanese culture, tigers represent strength, power, and courage, while bamboo is associated with resilience, longevity, and adaptability. The sea symbolizes the vastness and mystery of the natural world, while dragons are mythical creatures that embody wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. Ancient coins are often associated with wealth, abundance, and prosperity.

The combination of these elements in these Satsuma vases creates a sense of balance and harmony, reflecting the values of Japanese culture. The gourd shape is also significant, as it is a traditional symbol of fertility and abundance in many cultures.

These Satsuma vases are not only stunning pieces of art but also valuable collector’s items. They speak to the rich cultural heritage and artistic tradition of Japan and are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the Meiji-era artists who created them.

Imagine having these exquisite vases displayed in your home, creating a sense of refinement and grace that is sure to impress. Whether you’re an experienced collector or simply appreciate the beauty of Japanese art, these vases are a must-have for any serious enthusiast.

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Additional information


Region of Origin

Japanese Style



19th century

Primary Material

Japan Dynasty Periode

Meiji Periode (1867-1912)

Condition Report

Both vases are crackled which is normal, vase 1 without damages and vase 2 with restored highest bulb/neck. Size 40.5CM or 15.94 inches high approx.