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Satsuma Porcelain Candlestick

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Satsuma Porcelain Candlestick, 19th c.
4 3/4 in. x 3 in. x 3 in. (12.07 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: L86.1.13e

There is a seal on the bottom, and "C-5" is painted near it.

Cast porcelain with ivory crackle glaze and painted enamel and gold decoration.

Object Description
Porcelain candlestick with painted enamel decoration in gold, green, pink, black and orange. There is also a stripe of cobalt with a gold floral pattern applied on the top and bottom of the exterior, and on the interior of the neck. The gold was applied after the firing. The object has a roughly hourglass shape.

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