This pretty little bone china vase was manufactured in Japan in the 50s, most likely for western export. It features a lovely landscape scene depicting a large estate nestled on a river bank at the foot of some lovely mountains. Two people can be seen playing outside. The scene wraps all the way around to the back of the vase, where to sailboats are seen lazily drifting in the water. A lovely geometric pattern adorns the top and the bottom of the vase. The back has japanese characters presumably telling the story of this idyllic scene. The eastern influence of buddhism and daoism is apparent from the emphasis and comparative size of the natural landscape in contrast to the diminutive stature of the people in the scene. This is a lovely piece of art and history, and representative of some of the best of asian style.
4ʺW × 4ʺD × 10ʺH
There seem to be a few miniscule black marks on the porcelain. I'm not certain if these were present before the piece was glazed or if they are scuffs that have happened since. One miniscule chip in the base appears to maybe have been present when the piece was made. Please see photos and don't hesitate to ask questions.