ANTIQUE 19thC JAPANESE MEIJI (1868-1912) SIGNED SATSUMA NAVETTE BASKETWEAVE BOWL

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller phoenixchild0 (4.696) 100%, Location: Winchester, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202683843286 ANTIQUE 19thC JAPANESE MEIJI (1868-1912) SIGNED SATSUMA NAVETTE BASKETWEAVE BOWLDescription: A finely decorated antique novelty Japanese Satsuma bowl of large proportions, dating to the late 19th or early 20th Century Meiji Period. The inner surface is decorated with a highly detailed scene of two pheasants standing on a rocky outcrop with a waterfall, surrounded by a multitude of colourful flowers. The outer surface, with textured basketweave design is equally pleasing with blossoming trees and flowers.The base of the bowl, with five unglazed firing areas, is signed with a two character mark in gold below a shimazu crest.Painstakingly hand painted with beautiful detailed decoration in gilt and various polychrome enamels (moriage), the fine crackling (Kannyu) of the soft, creamy glaze is typical and was used more to give richness and depth to the colours. The enamel and gilding is applied on top of the glaze so that it stands proud of the surface. Basic information:Satsuma pottery dates back to the 16th century and is still produced today in southern Japan around the Kagoshima region. The distinguishing features of Satsuma ceramics are they have an ivory, creamy or off-white and sometime beige appearance. The pottery is then hand painted with brightly coloured enamels, gold and silver, in fine, intricate designs with careful attention to detail. The finest details were painted using a single rat’s hair. This allowed the painter to create lifelike expressions on faces and exquisite detailing on robes. Most Satsuma artists decorated them freehand with traditional Japanese motifs and patterns such as foliage and flowers, landscapes, real and mythical birds and human figures engaged in ceremonial, military, or domestic activities. The thin translucent glaze with its applied design decoration deliberately ends up with a crackled finish. Dimensions: Length: 33.5 cm or 13 1/8 inchesHeight: 10.5 cm or 4 1/8 inchesWidth: 21.3 cm or 8 3/8 inches Condition:In good antique condition, with two well restored sections to the bowl rim, almost opposite each other, and some wear to the gold gilt around the bowl rim. Please see the images provided which complement this description. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help. We have many other interesting and unusual items for sale, so please take a look. Postage: Postage fees for this item are: UK - £10.00 for Express Courier delivery (recommended) or FREE for Economy Courier; Europe - £20.00; USA & Canada - £35.00; Worldwide - £45.00. If you have any queries regarding shipping fees please contact us.We are unable to ship to a PO Box address.We will always combine postage on items and can hold items until larger consignments can be sent, to give you the best possible deal we can. If you wish to delay postage for any reason, please contact us first before payment.Should there be any over payment on postage, buyers will be refunded quickly. Where buyers pay for postage, we offer a fully insured and tracked priority service. Postage fees also cover the cost of packaging materials - no other additional service charges are made.We take great care to package and post your item safely to anywhere in the world for the best possible price. Payment Methods:For domestic transactions we are happy to accept payments by Paypal, BACS, Cheque (drawn on a UK bank account), postal order or cash on collection. Payment for all international transactions must be made through Paypal.We stipulate a few conditions for people to be able to bid on our auctions - no more than 2 unpaid items, and that they have a PayPal account. If you do not meet the conditions and would like me to add your user name to our approved bidder list, please let me know. Satisfaction Guarantee:Each of our items has come from a reputable and traceable source. Buyers can rest assured that we will provide you with a comprehensive, reliable and trustworthy service which we endeavour to make ‘hassle free’ for all our customers. We aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours. Return policy:We are more than happy to offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with the item’s description. The item must be returned in its original packaging and is in the same condition as when it was sent. The buyer must notify us with the intention to return, within 30 calendar days of receiving it. Your satisfaction is our priority. Condition: In good antique condition, with two well restored sections to the bowl rim, almost opposite each other, and some wear to the gold gilt around the bowl rim. Please see the images provided which complement this description., Region of Origin: Japanese, Product: Bowl, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery, Sub-Type: Satsuma, Original/Repro: Antique Original

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