Very Fine c1920s Japanese Kutani Gilt Floral Wine Ewer Jug Pitcher Vase
Very Fine c1920s Japanese Kutani Gilt Floral Wine Ewer Jug Pitcher Vase. Presented is a lovely Japanese Kutani porcelain wine ewer or pitcher, dating to around the 1920s-1930s, possibly earlier. The ewer is made in a classical round bodied form with a long tapered neck. The ewer is white with delicate pink flowers and green leaf designs done densely over the entirety of the body. The flowers and leaves have gilt detailing, the flowers even have some raised white enamel details on the leaves, and raised gilt texturing in the centers, really an incredible amount of care and craftsmanship went into this piece. The handle, spout, mouth, and foot are richly gold gilt in a matte finish, with an archaistic flourish between the spout and neck, reminiscent of ancient Chinese forms. This piece is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no breaks, and no repairs. This piece is signed'Kutani' on the underside in red, in Japanese characters. The ewer stands about 8 1/2 inches tall and measures about 6 inches from handle to spout, or about 4 1/4 inches in diameter around the body.
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