Pair of Kutani stick neck vases from the Meiji Period. These fine signed matching pieces are delicately hand painted by the master artisans. The natural motif includes flowers and birds, celebrating Natures wisdom, peace and beauty. The pair complement each other for Chi balance; they are not identical repeats. Note the signatures on the bottom. Kutani ware was originally produced around 1655 when the Maeda clan wanted to compete with Kyoto's thriving ceramics trade. The history of Kutani ware is rich and complex. These are authentic original 19th Century pieces - classic examples of the Iidaya style (1830-1845) .Circa 1830s. Dimensions: 7" h. X 3" w. X 3" d. - Each.