Dai Nippon Kozan Zo, Satsuma Tea Bowl, 19th century
Original Japanese antique.
Kozan has created a sense of dynamism in this decorative work through the gentle unfurling of diagonally leaning bands. The liberally gilded piece renders the band of white enamelled chrysanthemums ever more potent, providing balance and contrast to the opulent use of gold. A notable area of this work is the band containing fan shaped cartouches, incorporating further details such as blooming irises and stylised floral designs. The unwinding movement of the bands is met with the rush of the one thousand painted butterflies that adorn the inside of the bowl.
|(W)12.2 (D) 12.2 (D) 8 cm
|Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical
|Meiji Period (1868-1912)