Blue and White Pair Large Japanese Jars Meiji Period Circa 1880


Hand-painted on each large jar, a songbird sits perched on a lush flowering fruit tree while two birds fly above.
The jars are mirror images of one another.
The painter used an underglaze of grey-blue on creamy white porcelain to create a beautiful all-around garden scene.
Along the top edge of each jar is a blue band with scrolling vines and flowers that matches a band on each cover.
Along the base is another decorative band of blue.
Dimensions: 20″ tall x 10″ diameter at the widest point x 5.15″ diameter at the base
Condition: Excellent

In stock


Japan opened itself to the rest of the world in the mid-nineteenth century.
In the Meiji era (1868-1912) Japanese porcelain manufacturers had great success with exports designed to satisfy Western demand for Japanese ceramics.
For more information on the background of Meiji export porcelain, see Meiji Ceramics The Art of Japanese Export Porcelain and Satsuma Ware 1868-1912 by Gisela Jahn.


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