Tea Bowl by Takizawa Kiln in Satsuma, late 19th century


Title: Satsuma tea bowl decorated with a temple procession.
Kiln: Takizawa in Satsuma
Date: late 19th century
Size: (D) 15.5 x (W) 15.5 x (H) 6.4 cm

Original Japanese antique.

Satsuma tea bowl decorated with a temple procession.

Typical Meiji Satsuma is a creamy glazed earthenware, covered with miniature decorative motifs, such as women, samurai, Japanese gods or immortals, as well as flowers, animals and landscapes. These images were elaborately produced by hand: painted in enamel, glazed, gilded, and finally fired in a kiln.

Characterized by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs, satsuma ceramics were a new form of intricate artwork. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aid of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paint-work.

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Dimensions(D) 15.5 x (W) 15.5 x (H) 6.4 cm
Condition ReportSome gilt loss due to age, minor firing flaws on the bottom.
SubjectMale & Female, Ghosts & Religion
Product Datelate 19th century