Fine Japanese satsuma Kogo of squashed bulbous form decorated with a bamboo stem finial to the lid with abstract geometric boarders surrounding two scenes with various objects. The body of the Kogo with two large elongated panels, one with figures on a journey approaching a river, the second scene with three Bijin around a child. Between each scene greek key boarders meet further objects including samurai armour and fruits. Signed to the underside by Okamoto Ryozan working on behalf of the Yasuda Company.
Notes | Okamoto Ryozan (Nakamura Tatsunosuke) was the leading artist working for the Yasuda Company of Kyoto. Often Ryozan pieces bear simulated bamboo incorporated in the vase in the boarder or in this example as the finial. In 1896 Yasuda Gensei established the Kyoto Tojiki Goshi Kaisha (Kyoto Ceramics Joint-Stock Company). They hired a number of excellent painters to produce quality Satsuma ware. The company used a unique trademark which can be seen on various Satsuma pieces often in gold and located above the artist signature.
Measurements | 7cm High x 9.5cm Diameter
Condition | Excellent, no damage and no restoration.