American Satsuma Art Vase circa 1910-20 CA2215
For a golden moment, certain Japanese potteries exported blank bisque porcelain forms to America where they were disseminated among ladies' clubs and associations, to be decorated by their most artistic members themselves. This gorgeous and exuberant example boasts a brilliant Japanese-inspired palette in thick paints that almost perfectly mimic glaze in a swirling pattern that owes something both to that racy art nouveau and the nascent art deco that would soon reign supreme. A beautiful piece, and a snapshot of of American artistic aspirations in the early 20th century.
No chips or cracks. Signed M. Hubbard. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" x 7".