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Posted 9 months ago

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Mudwoman
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This egg is ceramic and because of its raised banding I believe to to be Satsuma, however the two women on both sides of the egg are not typical. There is an incense burner sending up smoke, the sitting woman is smoking from a strange pipe while the woman standing is holding a fan, to perhaps fan away the cloud of smoke surrounding her. If anyone has seen this scene on an egg before I would be very interested in finding out more about it. Thanks.

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  1. Jono Jono, 9 months ago
    Very nice.
    I see one woman playing an instrument while the other dances.
  2. Mudwoman, 9 months ago
    Thank you, you've proven how a fresh eye can see something different! Now I see it too! I guess I was too wrapped-up in the smoke from the burner. Now even though it looks Satsuma in the band that goes around the egg, the women don't seem to be Asian in attire or hair, not that China and Japan haven't made pieces for other countries.
  3. jwendell222, 9 months ago
    Hi, you should stay with Asian. The incense burner or koro is definitely Asian, probably meant to be portrayed as bronze. Satsuma is two things: Porcelain made in Japan by a kiln with marks associated with the Shimazu clan, almost all of which has a distinctive style. Secondly, it is porcelain made in the style of Satsuma, but without the marks, and should be referred to as 'Satsuma style' rather than Satsuma. Best wishes, Jim
  4. Mudwoman, 9 months ago
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I've acquired a few pieces in a short while and trying to learn as much as I can about them, so again thanks for the help it is appreciated!

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