A pair of Kutani tapering baluster vases
with everted rims and short spreading feet, painted and gilt with shaped panels of retreats in snow covered river landscapes, ladies at leisure in interiors playing a variety of musical instruments and scholars and boys in rocky landscapes, all on grounds of multitudes of cranes in flight and within borders of floral and geometric motifs -- 3½in. (8.9cm.) high, signed Dai Nihon, Kaga, Kutani, Kaburagi seizo, Matsuoka ga.
See Colour Plate 4 and detail of signature. (2)