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An Earthenware Incense Burner and a Tea Caddy
An Earthenware Incense Burner and a Tea Caddy

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), THE FIRST WITH GILT MARK TOMONOBU, BLUE ENAMEL SHIMAZU CREST

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An Earthenware Incense Burner and a Tea Caddy
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century), The First with Gilt Mark Tomonobu, Blue Enamel Shimazu Crest
Each painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze, the censer with bush clover behind a brush fence, and a band of floral lappets at the shoulder, the pierced cover enameled with clouds below the Chinese lion-form finial, the handles moulded as Daikoku's mallet; the tea caddy with variously patterned fan-shaped reserves and flower heads and with gilt chrysanthemums and foliate sprays at the shoulder, the ivory cover with a gilded-paper lining
4in. (10.7cm.); 2in. (5.1cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Ohmuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 23.
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