This is a charming Satsuma earthenware kogo of circular form with an
amusing scene on its lid. Each of the many figures designed on the lid
is engaged in a passionate dance with hands, feet and fans in the air.
The delightful dance is rendered in minute detail in beautiful jewel-toned
enamels. The two interiors, top and bottom, are painted with lush ikebana
arrangements in pastel-hued enamels and gilt detailing. Surrounding
base of the kogo, luxuriously patterned fabrics flutter in-mid air.
This lovely piece has the rich Kaizan gilt signature
cartouche centered on the base.The amusing kogo is in excellent
condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.
Meiji Period, Japan