A finest Japanese Kutani bowl from the Meiji period. Decorated with 2 phoenixes amid flowers. Marked on the bottom. Exterior designed with 2 dragons in gilt against black background. 13.25" dia. on top and 6.25" high. Comes with a copy of an invoice states the owner bought it in San Francisco in 1915 for the sum of $2800.00. Condition: wear on rim, loss some gilt on dragons. Wooden base comes with the bowl.