15 September 1999
An Earthenware Ewer
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century), Blue Enamel Mark Satsuma Yaki Hododa Zo
Moulded with two dragons forming the spout and handle and decorated on the body with sprays of chrysanthemums in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze, the foot painted with a ring of stands of chrysanthemums, the rim and edge of the cover with bands of floral lappets, the finial moulded as a coiled reptile
76in. (18.5cm.) high
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Ohmuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 58.
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