Satsuma-Very beautiful piece, made of clay, stoneware material, figures with raised handle type on sides. Believe to be rare piece marked with paper label on bottom, "Vantines Satsuma".
Around the 1840s Ashley A. Vantine started a provision and supply business in San Francisco. He continued in California until 1869, when he came to New-York and established himself in the Oriental goods business, opening his first shop for oriental wares in New York in 1869 on Broadway, near Eighth-street. A few years later he moved to 831 Broadway, and from there, in 1883, to 879 Broadway. Vantine traveled a great deal, particularly to China and Japan, crossing the Pacific sixteen times and made six visits to Turkey and Southern Russia.
The company seems to have began their business in Yokohama, Japan, already in 1865 for the purpose of manufacturing wares for export to the West. A catalogue from 1917 is preserved at the University of Delaware Library. Offerings include not only toys, but clothing, perfumes, jewelry, and pottery. The business seems to have shut down around 1951. I can't guarantee it came from Vantines only that the label is present(see picture).
When pinging the piece is sounds like a dull clunk. No chips or cracks I can see on piece.Size 14 1/2 inches H X 6 1/2 inches W. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "peppytrixie" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.