Vintage Black Vase, Golden Kiku, Toyo Shibata, Oriental Centerpiece, Entryway Decoration, Home Decor, Chysanthemum Flowers, Dragonfly Japan

$332.40 $415.50

The beautiful oriental Toyo Golden Kiku Shibata vase is in great to excellent condition. The underside of this stunningly decorated cylindrical vase has a square identification mark with "SHIBATA JAPAN" below along with an oval sticker that shows "TOYO GOLDEN KIKU JAPAN". The deep onyx-black is accented with hand-painted dragonflies hovering near a golden flower garden filled with what appears to be Chrysanthemum Lotus and stalks of a rice paddy. While the golden flower garden has other colors such as purple, beige, brown, and orange-red, the gilt-like gold color is by far the most dominant. Even more, the gold accent on the rim further enhances the already elaborate beauty of the flower garden by acting as a boundary to keep the eyes from wandering. According to references, the characters in Shibata mean brushfield i.e. "rice paddy". The gorgeous golden grain-like stalks in the midst of the flower garden are purposefully positioned by the artist against the deep onyx-black giving the artwork more of a 3-D effect. The symbolic emphasis in the artwork on this gorgeous porcelain vase continues with the Chrysanthemum and Dragonflies. The Imperial Seal of Japan is also referred to as the Chrysanthemum Seal. While the dragonfly symbolizes power, agility, and victory in the Japanese culture, it also has a reference that hearkens back to the ancient days of Japan. In ancient times, Japan was called "Akitsu Shima" which means "Dragonfly's Island". Finally, the cylinder shape appears to be a reference to the "Hanko" which is a cylinder-shaped device used for making one's mark.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the Chap Stick used in the photos is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous porcelain oriental Toyo Golden Kiku Shibata vase. There are some very slight vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the vase - mainly in the form of slight distress on the gold-colored trim around the rim and rub marks on the round footed base of the bottom where it has come in contact with different surfaces.

The decorative possibilities for this incredibly gorgeous Toyo Golden Kiku Shibata vase are many. The display case or china cabinet would be enhanced by the addition of this stunningly ornate Shibata vase. Also, the dining room or entryway would welcome this beautiful Toyo Golden Kiku vase for its deep onyx-black color and Far Eastern oriental charm. In addition, the growing vase collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this incredibly beautiful Toyo Golden Kiku Shibata vase.

The collector will appreciate this beautiful Toyo Golden Kiku Shibata vase for its great to excellent condition, deep onyx-black color, golden flower garden motif, Far Eastern oriental charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The black and gold porcelain Toyo Shibata vase weighs approximately 47.0 oz.

The beautiful cylindrical oriental Toyo Shibata vase measures approximately 12" tall x 4.5" wide across the bottom from outside to outside x 3 13/16" wide across the rim from outside to outside.

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Vintage Black Vase Golden Kiku Toyo Shibata Oriental Centerpiece Entryway Decoration Home Decor Chysanthemum Flowers Dragonfly Japan

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