22 March 2001
An Earthenware Ewer
Meiji Period (late 19th Century), blue enamel mark Satsuma yaki
Painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with the Yatsuhashi Bridge and iris garden of Tales of Ise, the shoulder decorated with a band of floral lappets beneath a band of chrysanthemums, the rim with drizzled blue enamel below a band of scrolling vines, the foot with a tight 'comb tooth' pattern and the handle moulded in the form of a stylized dragon
133/8in. (33.9cm.) high
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Omuta Garden Hotel Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 48.
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