Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A charming pair of Japanese porcelain satsuma vases. The panels on each vase tell a story of ghosts and demons escaping from a woven basket. One vase shows a scene of court performers in a traditional lion dance, used to repel evil spirits. In another panel is a scene of kneeling courtesans with worrisome expression and a shrine maiden attempting to purify the area. The final panel shows a golden box, with a large clawed oni forcing the lid shut to trap the evil spirits within. Each vase is signed with small cartouche, artist name Shinmura or Niimura.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 14.75" H x 6" x 6"
item #1374566