A beautiful example of antique Japanese pottery, this large Satsuma brooch features an image of Mt. Fuji with iris blossoms and foliage in the foreground.
It has the characteristic cream color and fine crackle in the glaze. The scalloped edge is cobalt blue. Gold glaze was liberally applied over cinnabar colors. Various blues, purple, and orange also appear.
As stated, the pin is quite large at just under 2" in diameter. A c-clasp secures the jewel.
The back is stamped with the cross within a circle mark. This is the Shimazu mon or the family crest of the clan that ruled Satsuma.
Condition: the backing looks like nickel and is quite spotted (I have not tried to polish or clean the metal), some rubbing to the gold paint, no damage to the pottery.
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