Japanese Style Vase

Object Name: 
Japanese Style Vase

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Japanese Style Vase
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 39.6 cm; Base Diam: 9 cm
On Display
about 1880
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and yellow lead glass; blown, overlay, gilt, and enameled. Tall, ovoid form, with tall, cylindrical neck; heavily enameled in the Japanese style; consists of a band of stylized black flowers against a gold background, above a field of hexagonal gold cells with stylized flowers, with three circular panels of black, red and gold; another band matching the top band; a band of gold scrolls and pendant flowers on a brown background; a band of red peonies, red-outlined gilt scrolls, and green leaves on a brilliant yellow ground; another band matching that above the peony panel; the body with three oval lobed panels, each with an elaborately and colorfully dressed figure, of a woman, a samurai warrior, and a geisha courtesan (?); the areas between the panels with elaborate gold figural decorations in drawing style, on a matte brownish ground, with male figures in clouds attacking or being observed by male figures on the ground; bands of meander pattern form circular panels enclosing stylized flowers, and the intervening spaces covered with an elaborate gilt grill pattern on brown, above and below the figural panels; flat base with ground concave pontil mark.
Godden of Worthing, Ltd., Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 11 (1969) illustrated, p. 121, #68; BIB# AI97754