15 September 1999
An Earthenware Vase
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century), Blue Enamel Shimazu Crest, Red Enamel Mark Seiko
The ovoid body with the neck in an exaggerated trumpet form and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, miscanthus grass, and a stream, the neck enameled with a wide irregularly-shaped band of brocade with two gilt hollyhock crests and roundels containing stylized dagons in swirling clouds, the foot with a band of lappets and the lip with a band of formal chrysanthemums, the handles moulded in the form of dragons; partially legible gilt mark Sen...ko...
15.1/8in. (38.3cm.) high
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed. Satsuma no Kinrande Zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Ohmuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 41.
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