A hand decorated jar with alternating panels of beauties in a garden and polychrome floral panels that have such fine, artistic and minute paintings. The panels with the beauties almost look like Japanese ink paintings.
A hand thrown ceramic ovoid jar has been glazed with a fine crackle off white glaze and painted with a brown glaze. The polychrome floral panels are lushly decorated with flowering plants like chrysanthemums, anemones, and peonies. The shoulder and base have brown painted lappets with flowers and animals. The shallow foot has an unglazed ring. The base and interior are glazed. The mouth is unglazed.
6 ¾” (17.1 cm) tall x 4 ½” (11.4 cm) diameter. Weighs 1 lb 4.4 oz (580 g)
There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. There are tiny nicks around the unglazed mouth flange. The paintings and glazes are still fresh and bright. There is a small raised oval shape on the surface over the garden scene looking out over a fence. It looks like it was applied over the surface but won’t remove.
An amazing work of the ceramic artist. The painting is so very fine.
Japanese Satsuma Jar Beauties in the Garden Early 20th C