Fine late Meiji period satsuma ‘chickens’ charger. The plate extensively decorated throughout with a gilt rim into a scrolling boarder with floral accents and repeating angular scenes within the boarder itself surrounding the main scene. To the centre of the plate a hen and cockerel enjoy strolling the stunning landscape with their young chicks while pecking at the ground for feed. A blossoming tree branch hangs above the birds with pink accents. To the ground multiple flowers with colours of reds and yellows mix between green foliage. The rear signed in gold with a black coloured cartouche in the background 雪山 Yukiyama.
Notes: Yukiyama (雪山) also seen on other pieces as Setsuzan and thought to be the same maker directly translates as ‘snowy mountains’ and is a mountain village in Japan of which the maker was likely named. Typically Yukiyama/Setsuzan signed his pieces in gold and often the earlier pieces with the blue shimazu mon clan family crest. Pieces signed by Yukiyama are not very common to the market and harder to come by for sale.
Reference: For another piece by Yukiyama see Christies Japanese Art & Design Lot 220 16th November 2000
Measurements: 23cm Wide x 2.5cm High
Condition: Very Good, no cracks, chips or damage and no restoration. Minor firing spots and residue of a plate stand to the rear with rusting marks.