An exceptional Satsuma earthenware vase painted by Okamoto Ryozan for the Yasuda Company, decorated with a single masted vessel with 35 crew and passengers depicted on her deck, including samurai, a komusō mendicant monk, numerous men with Edo period chonmage hairstyle and women. The vessel's details and each figure's features and garments finely portrayed. A decorative gilt and enamel band encircles the neck incorporating four renditions of the Tokogawa mon. Marked under the base with the Yasuda insignia, Shimazu mon and nine character seal - Dai Nippon, Kyoto, Ryozan. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 365.