A pair of Kutani vases
with widely flaring rims, each painted and gilt with a continuous scene of two scholars seated on horseback flanked by an attendant and boy carrying albums, all in a landscape of leafy trees, within borders of ho-o in flight, stylised flowers and geometric motifs -- 14in. (37.5cm.) high, signed, 19th Century, (one cracked).
See Colour Plate 3. (2)