Imperial Satsuma earthenware koro and cover. Meiji Period.


A large Imperial Satsuma earthenware koro and cover. Meiji Period (1868-1912). The cylindrical koro, applied with twin angular handles, and handpainted with flowering plants around a banded fence, heightened in gilt. The borders enamelled with fan shaped panels containing Buddhistic objects, and circular panels of kanji characters.
The angular handles decorated with a continuous gilt key fret motif. Having a pierced cover, surmounted by a bud finial.
Signed - 大日本薩摩焼、百周紅画 Dai-Nihon Satsuma-yaki, Hyakushubeni-ga (Painted by Hyakushubeni, Satsuma ware, Great Japan) Satsuma Mon.
Height - 21 cm, 8 2/8”.
Width - 18 cm, 7 1/8”, across handles.
Condition - Finial re attached. Otherwise perfect condition.

Medium: Earthenware.

Signed/Inscribed: 大日本薩摩焼、百周紅画 Dai-Nihon Satsuma-yaki, Hyakushubeni-ga (Painted by Hyakushubeni, Satsuma ware, Great Japan) Satsuma Mon.

Height:  21 cm, 8.27"
Width:  18 cm, 7.09"

Condition: Finial re attached. Otherwise perfect condition.

£1,450

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