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Exquisite Japanese Satsuma Gosu Blue Tea Bowl - Edo
Absolutely stunning antique Japanese Satsuma tea bowl, representing the sublime elegance of the Japanese Shogun era aesthetic. Featuring hand applied enamels in gosu blue, iron red, and emerald green, in low relief, set off brilliantly by highly detailed gilding. Both the interior and exterior are ornately decorated, featuring scores of vibrant flowers with hundreds of individually rendered petals, as well as inset reserves filled with traditional Japanese patterning including Shippo (seven precious things), Kame (tortoiseshell), and Karakusa (arabesque). The outer rim and foot are banded round with heavily applied gosu blue, enclosing flowing vines and iron red chrysanthemums. The interior rim reveals a luminous gold fret pattern surrounding the spectacular decoration within. An early piece, dating to the first half of the 1800's, Edo Period, superbly executed with precise technique. In excellent antique condition, this sublime Satsuma bowl measures approximately 5 3/4" across and 3 1/4" high. Representing the finest accoutrements of the Samurai era, very tasteful and elegant. An outstanding piece for the discriminating connoisseur of the finest Japanese antiques.


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