This beautiful 19th Century Japanese SATSUMA porcelain enameled censer or incense burner with pierced metal top dates to the MEIJI Period (1868-1912). The censer is painted with polychrome enamels in a design of colorful stylized flowers and foliage around the center with different designs around the collar and base, all gilt embellished. The censer sits on three decorative leaf shaped feet. The metal cover has a nice pierced design with a flat textured "button" in center top. Marked on base with unidentified Japanese script.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" High with a 2 1/8" top diameter and overall width of 3 1/2". Weighs 6.2 ounces.
Condition: Censer is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Has normal crazing from age and slight discoloration on the bottom, otherwise we found no other flaws.
Satsuma is a creamy earthenware usually decorated with Japanese figures with expressive facial features. This ware was generally created for the export market of the mid-19th Century to the early-20th Century to cater to Western markets.
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