Rare Japanese Kutani Ceremonial Tea Bowls With Exquisite Scenes in the Satsuma Style by Hayashiya Jisaburo, Set of 4 Meiji Period
Finely hand painted in gold and enamels with wrap-around scenes depicting Samurai warriors, deities, Geishas, scholars and others engaged in various activities including martial arts & sword battles.
Further painted geometric turquoise, gold and black borders at top and bottom rims with floral forms and "jewels".
Markings: Signed on the underside with a painted red hallmark against a 5-lobed background in cobalt blue. Unusual inner rim border of blue waves.
Age: Meiji period circa 1900.
Acquired from a collector of Chinese porcelains who has amassed such over the last 40 years.
Dimensions: Each is 1 3/4" tall x 3" diameter at top rim.