15 September 1999
An Earthenware Incense Burner (Koro)
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century), Gilt Mark Dai Nippon Satsuma Yaki Baika Ga, Blue Enamel Shimazu Crest
Painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with eight panels of flowers and mythical beasts bordered by chrysanthemum scroll, the flat shoulder with a phoenix in each corner and with a band of keyfrets encircling the rim, fitted with a metal cover cast in low relief with chrysanthemums and precious emblems and an openwork lotiform top surmounted with a lotus-bud knop; with inscription Bunka ni ...
11.5/8in. (30cm.) high
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PUBLISHED: Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Ohmuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 16.
Sold in these Rooms, 20 April, 1989, lot 383.
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