Pair of large Imari porcelain vases
Pair of large colourful vases with long neck and collerette, in enamelled painted porcelain and gilded filets, with continuous animated scenes on all sides. Representing characters in kimono, in a wooded and flowery setting.
The upper sections show landscape scenes on all sides. The lower sections are decorated with beautiful flowers and foliage.
Each vase rests on a cut-out wooden stool, made with five eye-catching legs, joined by a rounded strut
Signed on the base in red enamel paint.
Porcelain from Japan Imari (Arita).
The handwritten mark Hichozan Shinpo-Sei is the trade name that was used by the merchant Tashiro Monzaemon (1816-1900) for a production of Imari carried out over a short period between the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period, i.e. around 1860 / 1867 by kilns and potters from Mikawachi, near Arita (Nagasaki prefecture).