Small Satsuma Bowl with Birds, Flowers and Butterflies, Early 20th century

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Original Japanese satsuma bowl.

Artist/Kiln: Fujisan (bottom signature)
Date: early 20th century
Size: 7 x 7 x 2.9 cm
Condition: Minor gilts wear, hairline.

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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Title Small satsuma bowl
Dimensions 7 x 7 x 2.9 cm
Condition Report Minor gilts wear, hairline.
Subject Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical
Product Date Early 20th century.

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