23 - 24 July 2003
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An Earthenware Vase
Meiji period (late 19th century), gilt mark Kozan ga, blue enamel Shimazu family crest,
painted in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear crackled glaze with two irregularly-shaped panels of confronted phoenixes and a pair of fish below a mythical beast, and two smaller panels of peonies and chrysanthemums behind a fence, the foot decorated with band of lappets containing floral scrolls and the neck with similar lappets and brocade
7 7/8in. (20cm.) high
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Yabe Yoshiaki, ed., Satsuma no kinrande zuroku (Catalogue of gilded enameled Satsuma) (Fukuoka: Omuta Gahden Hoteru Bijutsukan, 1993), pl. 7.
Sold Christie's, London, 14 November, 1989, lot 352.
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