THERE IS A NARROW DECORATED BAND JUST BELOW THE SCALLOPED UPPER RIM. THE EXTERIOR OF THE BOWL IS UNUSUALLY DECORATED WITH A HEAVILY GILDED FLORAL DESIGN SURROUNDING THE BOWL ON A DEEP COBALT BLUE BACKGROUND WITH A DECORATIVE GOLD BAND BELOW THE FLORAL DESIGN. MEASURES 2 1/2" HIGH AND 6 1/8" IN DIAMETER. WEIGHS JUST UNDER 1 POUND.THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS. THE ENAMELED DESIGN IS HEAVILY APPLIED, THE COLORS ARE CRISP AND THERE IS NO WEAR TO THE ENAMELING. BOWL IS MARKED WITH THE SHIMAZU FAMILY CREST. SATSUMA POTTERY IS A YELLOWISH EARTHENWARE USUALLY DECORATED WITH DETAILED JAPANESE FIGURES WITH EXPRESSIVE FACIAL FEATURES, LANDSCAPES AND OFTEN FURTHER EMBELLISHED WITH DRAGONS IN RELIEF. THIS POTTERY WAS GENERALLY CREATED FOR THE EXPORT MARKET OF THE MID-19th CENTURY TO CATER TO WESTERN MARKETS.
Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA SHIMAZU POTTERY 6 BOWL, TAISHO PERIOD (1912-1926)" is in sale since Thursday, June 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Bowls".The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.