19th century/Meiji period Japanese small Satsuma ceramic teapot with cover. The body is painted with 2 scenes of a bamboo grove and various flowers and morning mist painted with gold enamel, with design continuing on the cover. No chips, cracks or repairs. Excellent quality decoration in Japanese taste, typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze. Signed on the bottom KIYOMIZU TOMONICHI (alternative reading of the last 2 characters is Chojitsu). Some wear to golden enamel scrolls on the handle and spout, overall in great condition. Length 5 inches, height with cover 3 1/16 inches.