This is a finely made, hand painted, artist signed Satsuma teapot with detailed painting of wise men(arhats) and raised lizard or dragon handle and spout coiled and curved around body of teapot and much open work. It shows Satsuma Mon and lots of raised gold and various shaped panels with arhats and pictures of samurai life. The maker's mark on the bottom: "Dai Nippon, Satsuma, XXZan (illegible), Hododa" which indicates Meiji Period (1868-1912). Beautiful decoration with nice gilt work.
It is in good condition with little gilt wear and and age wear. No Crack or repair. Size: 6.5" H (16.5 cm).