22 March 2001
A Pair of Earthenware Vases
Meiji Period (late 19th Century), each with black enamel mark Satsuma Yaki Gyokko, red Fuku mark, blue enamel Shimazu family crest
Each painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with a panel of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in a bamboo grove, the neck with a wide brocade band with four hollyhock crests on a red ground, between two formal bands of peonies, the shoulder and foot painted with lappet bands, the lip with a band of lozenges
27¼in. (43.8cm.) high (2)
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Omuta Garden Hotel Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 5.
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