Rare Japanese Combined Kyo-Yaki Satsuma & Totai Shippo Brush Pot Signed Bishoken (Code 2839)
A very rare Meiji period Japanese brush pot. It combines the totai shippo technique of inlaying cloisonne into ceramic with traditional kyo-yaki Satsuma panels. The panels are set in low relief and hand painted with bold flowers, a butterfly and a blue birds with some of the work in relief enamels. There is a faint impressed mark to the base for Bishoken in kanji (美賞軒 the maker). This maker is relatively unreferenced although I have traced a vase with the same mark in full totai shippo without the Satsuma panels.
A very interesting piece for study as well as for the rarity and decorative form. It is unlikely you will ever come across another the same.
Crazing as expected. Some underglaze marks and discolouration, images give a good representation of the condition.
Height: 10 cm ( 4 inch )
Length: 9.4 cm ( 3 3/4 inch )
Weight: 268 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2839 NV21-4
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