Beautiful example of a Satsuma "Millefleurs" bowl of the late Meiji Period. The decoration is superbly done. The bowl is of circular form with deep sides and an attractive pinched rim.The whole bowl is painted in enamels and 24 Carat gold gilt with dense flower heads of Chrysanthemum, Peony and other flowers. The work is both densely painted and beautifully done. The whole bowl is of the highest quality. Unusually it is signed with the Kutani symbol but is very much Satsuma ware with the crazed glaze cream body, though the body of the bowl resembles porcelain I believe by the weight that it is very fine earthenware clay pottery, which again places the production firmly with the Satsuma region and not the Kutani kilns. There are many MiIllefleur items for sale but from the quality of the decoration and detail on this bowl which is far above most items you see, this was produced by one of the better Japanese Ceramic artists of the period and perhaps with further research the Kutani symbol may be attributed to one of them.. If I was trying to guess by the style I would be tempted to attribute this to Eizan as it is very similar to other Millefleur marked pieces by this artist. A wonderful example of this type of ware in perfect condition. Dimensions Diameter just under 12cm (5") Height 5cm (2"). Item is listed elsewhere so may be withdrawn from sale at any time without notice. Item will be extremely well packed.