Antique 19th century Meiji Japanese Satsuma Earthenware Large Planter Fish Bowl
Spectacular authentic antique 19th century Meiji Period circa 1885 A.D. Japanese satsuma earthenware large planter-fish bowl.
The exterior is finely hand painted in raised enamels and gilded with
two opposing large lobed panels depicting samurais, dressed in
elaborated brocade kimonos, highlighted with gold and flanked by two
vertical panels adorned with intricate geometric designs, and finished
in raised enamel and gold. Enclosed at the top and the bottom are raised
borders adorned with intricate geometric designs, finished in raised
enamel and gold.
Please note that this is an authentic antique Japanese satsuma Fish Bowl
and not a contemporary Chinese reproduction of satsuma as are the many
on the market.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age to be over 100 years,
showing its age and usage; no cracks, restorations, or repairs. The
small imperfections on the inner gold ring of the rim of the bowl look
on the images as chips as an imperfection in gold paint. Please notice
that the pictures in the listing are a part of the description of the
condition of the object.
Width: 34 cm (13.39 inches)
Height: 22 cm (8.66 inches)
Weight: 5kg (11 pounds)
REFERENCES: Treasury of Satsuma by Sandra Andacht. (1981-10-06) Page.63. No. 3