Japanese Meiji Satsuma

Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period

Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period
Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period

Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period

It has a pinched rim with alternating panels interspersed with scrolls and geometric designs around the outside with a border of leaves around the base. The hand painted inner bowl scene of eleven Samarai is interesting, apparently one of them is the leader, since he is taller than the other 10 and is wearing an ornate helmet. The bowl is covered with intricate design, the only part not painted is the base.

Which is signed Kyoto Fuzan, which means Kyoto Maple Mountain. Kyoto is a province in southern Japan where the Satsuma porcelain was manufactured. I got this information from the Gotheburg website.

Considering that the bowl is over 100 years old, it is in excellent condition. I keep looking at it and do not find any scratches or chips. The bowl measures 7-3/4" wide x 2-3/4" tall. The stand is included, but one of the curlicues is broken.


Rare Lobed Japanese Samarai Satsuma Bowl Meiji Period