Japanese late Edo to very early Meiji period Satsuma earthenware bowl decorated in the well with a bird on a flowering plum branch emanating from chrysanthemum-covered rockery executed in gilt outlined gosu blue, red, green, and black enamels on a finely crackled cream-colored ground. A floral border extends around the interior rim. The exterior walls hold three chrysanthemum clusters interspersed with butterflies in flight. The base contains the circular Shimazu family crest and the mark “Satsuma Kozan” (possibly Takada Kozan?) all in gold. Mid-19th century (pre-1870). 7 1/4” diameter x 2 7/8” high. Very good overall condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. From the estate of Tucson educator Noel Ring.