We take the most exceptional pleasure in offering you one of the finest late Edo period Satsuma region, circa 1850's, vases that has come to the United States market place in the last year. We monitor all the major auction houses Japanese sales religiously and its a topic very dear to our hearts. We've dealt in the finest Japanese swords, Armor, sword furniture, Tsuzbas, etc in the world and brought a 17th Century Saroku Sepuki character wood block masterpiece print to market that set a world's record still standing. We know important Japanese pieces well. We studied the subject far more extensively than Chinese antiquities for the last 40 years and and happen to have a particular passion for them. This is the best Satsuma vase we've encountered in years and it should go right back to an important collection from which it came. Satsuma collectors are aware of the history of the finest specimen's and we don't need to tell you what you already know, preach about this or that sale-your looking at the best. It is heavily decorated with raised figural characters of Samurai and their haunting demons. This Hanna Ike Vase was produced for an important Diamo by special commission and prominently signed Circa 1850's during Admiral Perry's first ever treaty with feudal Japan at end of the Ieyasu Tokugawa Shogunate reign. There hasn't been a better Satsuma Vase brought to market on this sales platform ever to our knowledge. Happy to be corrected but we seriously doubt it. It is 12" tall and in excellent condition and priced realistically. These exceed $10,000 US in market prices which is realized. We will be delighted to own it and enjoy it until it finds a new home.