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Japanese Satsuma Plate with Wartime Processional by Shoko Takebe

Japanese Satsuma Plate with Wartime Processional by Shoko Takebe


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1920: Item # 1339848

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A shallow plate by the elusive Satsuma virtuoso, Shoko Takebe. A wartime scene depicts parading samurai, some on foot, some on horseback, bear a silk-draped palanquin with daimyo inside. The use of color, gilt and infinitesimal detail conveys a jewel-like radiance, rare on other soft-paste wares. Gilt-seal signature on reverse of plate reads Shoko Takebe in katakana together with Thomas B. Blow in kanji. Overall excellent condition. For similar work, see “The Baur Collection”, Geneva, by John Ayers. “The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art, Volume V, Part II, #146. Diameter: 8.5” Meiji Period, Japan