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Japanese Kutani Ware Antique Small Tea Bowl with Bijin & Attendants Meiji c1870 (Code 2500)

  • £7500


A 19th century Meiji period Japanese Kutani porcelain small bowl.  The shape is typical of a tea bowl but the item was not intended for use and is a purely decorative piece.  It is finely painted in the traditional palette.  There is a vignette of a Bijin, attendant and child on a decorative mat which is offset from the center.  There are further patterns and vermiform gilt work.  It has a hand scripted mark to the base reading Kutani Sei and it dates around 1870.  Overall a very nice little example of a high standard. 



Very good for period, wear is very limited.  Some roughness around the foot from firing/production.

Measurements (Approx)

Height: 3.3 cm  ( 1 1/4 inch )

Width: 7.7 cm  ( 3 inch )

Weight: 42 grams (before packing)

Stock Code:  2500  FB21-6



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