Antique Satsuma Biscuit Jar, Moriage, Meiji Period, Covered Bowl, Hand Painted, Gold Gilt, Geshia Design, Centerpiece, Unsigned
A gorgeous antique Satsuma Biscuit Jar. This was made during the Meiji period. This bowl is handpainted in a geisha and floral pattern. It has a Moriage finish and lots of gold gilt. It has the signature crackle finish and reds, orange, blue and greens of Satsuma pottery. This would be a great piece for a collector. It would look marvelous on an entry table, dining table, or buffet. A wonderful addition to a Japanese collection.
This dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Satsuma is a Japanese pottery with a distinctive creamy beige crackled glaze. Most of the pieces were decorated with blue, red, green, orange, or gold. Almost all Satsuma found today was made after 1860, especially during the Meiji Period, 1868-1912.
Moriage is a special type of raised decoration used on some Japanese pottery. Sometimes pieces of clay were shaped by hand and applied to the item; sometimes the clay was squeezed from a tube in the way we apply cake frosting.
Geshia is a Japanese hostess trained to entertain men with conversation, dance, and song.
6 1/4 inches in height with lid
4 inches in height without lid
6 inches in diameter
This bowl is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. This piece is unsigned but has all the characteristics of Satsuma Pottery. There is rubbing to the gold gilt from years of being loved.
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This bowl would make a great wedding or holiday gift. Perfect gift for the collector of antique Japanese pottery.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.