Japanese Meiji period satsuma scalloped shaped bowl. The bowl of beautiful form with gilt pin-striping and dotting to the accented areas. The exterior decorated with multiple fish swimming around the outside with small flower sprays between. To the inside a painted netting covers the bowl with butterflies and further floral sprays. The centre decorated with representations of each of the woodcut prints from Hiroshige’s Tokaido gojusan tsugi (53 Stations of the Tokaido Road). To the base a stylised cartouche signature within an oval for Suizan.This Japanese satsuma bowl features rare decoration from Hiroshige’s Tokaido gojusan tsugi and would compliment any Japanese or ceramics collection.
Notes | The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (東海道五十三次, Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi), in the Hōeidō edition (1833–1834), is a series of ukiyo-ewoodcut prints created by Utagawa Hiroshige after his first travel along the Tōkaidō in 1832.The Tōkaidō road linked the shōgun’s capital Edo to the imperial one Kyōto. It was the main travel and transport artery of old Japan. It is also the most important of the “Five Roads” (Gokaidō). The five major roads of Japan created or developed during the Edo period to further strengthen the control of the central shogunate administration over the whole country.
Measurements | 6.5cm High x 19cm Wide (2.56 x 7.48 Inches)
Condition | Excellent, One pin head size fret to the rim nearly invisible by the naked eye. No restoration.