height 42.5 cm
A porcelain trumpet-vase, the body of exaggerated flared form decorated with two banana-trees with large overlapping leaves in underglaze blue. This striking vase is markedly similar to one exhibited by Kozan in the Paris Exposition of 1900.
O. Impey, M. Fairley (eds.), Meiji No Takara: Treasures Of Imperial Japan: Ceramics Vol I, London 1995, cat. 50. J. Earle, Splendors of Imperial Japan: Arts of the Meiji period from the Khalili Collection, London 2002, cat. 171, pp. 256–7.