Antique Satsuma Ginger Jar - Meiji Period
Beautiful hand painted ginger jar with birds and a flower motif. The birds are captured in flight leaving the blooming flowers. The rust red and green primary colors are highlighted by yellow, blue, and purple on a cream colored ground. All details are outlined in gold (not captured well in photos). There is gold trim around the bottom edge of the top border and also around the top of the base. The recessed bottom displays that Satsuma Shuzan mark with the Shimazu family crest. Crazing evident and consistent with age. Normal wear but no chips, cracks, or any other damage.
Height 7" Width 4" at widest point