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Unknown,
Satsumaware Vessel, n.d.
Ceramic glaze on ceramic
2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (6.4 x 7.9 cm)


Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of the family of Deedee Rechtin
Accession Number: 2015.3.11


Commentary
This little vessel contains the remants of a note in pencil. What can still be read is as follows: satzuma/Kinko fans/satzuma/ 80 yr. old/ made in Kinkotum Japan. It has a diameter of 3 1/8 inches.

Marks
There is a seal on the bottom of the pot as well as a very worn stamp

Medium
The decoration includes gold in the glazing.

Object Description
A squat, round little vessel with a dragon-like handle at either side of the rim. Figures of what appear to be male saints (complete with halos) decorate one side of the pot. On the other, a group of five females in richly decorated kimonos.

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