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A Highly Unusual Miniature Kyoto Satsuma Teapot-Meiji

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A Highly  Unusual Miniature Kyoto Satsuma Teapot-Meiji
This small teapot has one of the most unusual shapes we have ever seen in a Satsuma teapot - an offset square with twisted rope handle. The piece measures 2 3/4" high and is 2 3/4" square at the top (exclusive of the handle)by 2" square at the base. The design makes extensive use of the much admired gosu blue and depicts a temple in a garden that is surrounded by a wall that has a design of the Buddhist wheel. The design strongly suggests that it might have been made for a Tibetan temple. It is in excellent condition with no cracks chips or restorations. There is a three character impressed mark on the base - the noted Satsuma potter, Kinkozan. We date the piece to the mid Meiji period, circa 1875-1890.

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