We have a breathtaking example of an early antique Japanese porcelain Takito production in this lovely, landscape vase. Divided into four clear sections, with each section marked at top and bottom by a gold band, this 9-3/4" tall antique Japanese porcelain vase rises from a 3-3/8" diameter base of matte, sky blue to a serene landscape of water, sailboats and a citrine, violet and green landscape. Stunning! Above the lightly glossed landscape scene is another section of matte blue bordered by gold lines and gold enameling, and then at the neck of the antique Japanese porcelain early Takito vase is a beautiful section of gold trellis work with violet flowers and gold moriage. Two small, scrolled handles grace the bridge of this achingly rendered antique Japanese porcelain vase.
This antique porcelain Takito vase is in excellent shape with the only condition issues being glaze pops, primarily on the backside of the landscape scene, and a crack at the base that appears to have developed while the antique porcelain vase was still in a greenware state. The crack is barely visible from the exterior (and primarily because we know it is there), and does not affect the integrity of the antique Japanese porcelain Takito vase at all. Aside from these minor production issues, the antique porcelain vase is pristine, has very little gold loss, and, in fact, looks as if it was rarely if ever used.
This base of this lovely antique Japanese porcelain vase bears the double diamond/double T mark of the Takito Company (1880-1948). Although Takito was well known for its lustreware (and this piece is not an example of Takito's lustreware),the company also made moriage wares in the Satsuma style and many other types of tablewares. We estimate that this antique Japanese porcelain Takito vase predates the Showa period (1930's on) and was likely produced during the Taisho period (1913 - 1926) or earlier.
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