Our Nippon client has asked us to sell this lovely antique floor vase, but we don’t know anything about it. Can you help us identify it?
It stands at 18″H x 9 1/2″W (at widest point). It is cobalt blue in color and has pink florals and what appears to be white & cream? color enamel moriage in pretty paisley like patterns.
We are pretty sure it is not porcelain, as it is extremely heavy (5 pounds, 11 ounces, unpacked) and is about 1/4″ thick. We believe this is some type of pottery/ceramic. It does have crazing all over, but there are no chips or cracks. It’s certainly a beauty, check out the pattern, it continues on the back as well.
We also love the way the top comes out and flows over to each side. The bottom is unmarked, and the crazing is very apparent in the white areas. You can barely see it in the cobalt blue.
Our client states that they purchased this years ago from a local collector who also had no idea where it originated from, other than it appears to be Japanese. If you could help us identify this vase, or know anything about it at all, we would greatly appreciate it! 🙂