Japanese SETO Yaki Porcelain Bottle Meiji Blue and White
Made in Japan
Condition: shows normal wear but great for its age
This is a rare collectible SETO yaki porcelain bottle made during Meiji era. This blue and white porcelain underglazed bottle has a very nice motif of mountain, views,etc. Seto is one of the oldest kilns in Japan, they are very known of a great porcelain they produce. They are also one of the leading local producers of kitchen porcelain and plates in Japan. Alth...
Late Meiji - early Taisho (1890s - 1910s) Japanese Arita porcelain chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with sometsuke (underglaze blue and white) decoration. Painted in Shonsui style: initial Shonsui ware is Chinese blue and white porcelain imported to Japan starting in the reign of Tianqi Emperor (1621-1627). Starting from the 18th century Arita kilns have been producing their own items in Shonsui style. The cover is painted with a central roundel containing S...
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Large perfume bottle. Made by Foster & Bailey, C 1920. Bell-form crystal bottle with etched foliage and cut geometric ornament. Sterling silver stopper with dagger-form crystal plug. Stopper top has pink and blue flowers on white and blue ground in guilloché enamel. For your favorite scent. Stopper hallmarked. Surface wear to bottle underside. Otherwise very good condition.
Dimensions: Height: 4 ½ in. Diameter: 3 in. BJ678
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