Sunday, August 22, 2010

Japanese Moriage Vase

This vase or umbrella stand (16 inches) has painted flowers on both sides. When was the piece produced and what can you tell me about it?

Note that the vase has brightly colored flowers on one side and plain white flowers on the other. This is a double-sided vase, meant to be placed on the floor with the plain face to the wall. It was made in Japan in the 1920s, and has a moriage, or raised enamel decoration. These mass-produced vases were fairly common household items. However, the large size of this one makes it more desirable.

Valued at: $250

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