Japanese Meiji period blue and white porcelain vase with 9 cranes. Gorgeously hand painted cresting sea waves viewed through prunus trees, with a mystical band of 9 cranes at the horizon, and swirling clouds around the top. The vase measures 18 inches tall, 15 inches across the shoulder, 6.5 inches across the neck, with a 5 inch neck opening. Excellent condition and superb quality. Made by Fujisaki Tahei of Arita circa 1890. Marked Fujisaki Sei. For a related example, please see Splendors of Meiji / Treasures of Imperial Japan / Masterpieces From the Khalili Collection, by Joe Earle for Broughton International Publications, 1999, vase #212, page 225.
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