Asian Art

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LOT 327

Lot 327

A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900

A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
Lot 327 Details
A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900

Impressively moulded with a large seated figure of Kannon (Avalokiteshvara) as the cover finial and two karako (Tang Chinese children) holding rings tied with silk tassels as handles, the body painted extensively in gold to depict two dynamic scenes of samurai engaged in battle; together with a Canton export marble-inset hardwood stand, 19th century
vase overall height 44 in — 111.8 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
  • A Massive Satsuma Earthenware Temple Jar and Cover, Kyoto, Meiji Period, Circa 1900
Provenance:

Purchased from Robert Deveau Galleries, Toronto, in the 1980s

Note:

A similar type of large satsuma vase is pictured in an old 1916 photograph of Lord Strathcona's residence in Montreal

Lord Strathcona's residence, Montreal, QC, 1916, Copyright McCord Museum
Lord Strathcona's residence, Montreal, QC, 1916, Copyright McCord Museum

CONDITION DETAILS

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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