This ceramic piece has heavy gilt on a white background with red and orange. The ceramic piece measures 18 inches tall by 11 inches wide. The wood base and the "finial" are an integral part of the piece that cannot be dismantled. The measurement from base to "finial" is 28 inches tall. The piece was made in Japan.
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I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of this is; from the dimensions, it's a little small to be a garden seat and a little big to be a hat stand, both of which typically have pierced sides.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Japanese parcel gilt and brass mounted porcelain vessel
In a stylized Imari palette featuring a large lobed medallion with a wheeled basket with flowers, the red and gold ground with stylized flowers and medallions, bearing a paper label underneath marked "JAPAN," all on an ebonized wooden stand.
28 inches overall height
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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