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Posted 5 months ago

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Stillwater
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I can't really think of a purpose for this thing... Some kind of ikebana maybe? Its definitely Satsuma, its got the beige-crackle on the inside. Anyone have any guesses at what the purpose of this was?

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  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 months ago
    Its Lovely!!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Just there for pure prettiness
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 months ago
    Probably, I was wondering if it had some kind of special purpose, but I guess Satsuma was mainly made asa decorative ware
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I have heard this design/shape called posy holder and basket also.
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 months ago
    Thank you Phil, that gives me soemthing to go on, I'll search Google for any similar pieces tomorrow. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your knowedge

    - Still
  6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 months ago
    It's pretty Still... I have a few Satsuma pieces too. I agree with Amber just created to please the eye. -Mike-
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 months ago
    Yeah it was probably just made to be "different." Since Satsuma wasn't mainly a decorative ware
  8. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 5 months ago
    Hello,
    This is Japanese ceramic export ware, the combination of the darm mat background and the bright colorful peony flowers is typical Japanese artistry. The peony represent the summer season.
    The gilding on the feet looks bright, I don't think this piece is very old. What you have is a miniature version, I owned a pair in the same size with clear background and flowers.
    These were produced in larger sizes at some point in early 20th century, and were meant to hold flowers, some were hanging planters with no feet. The more recent smaller ones are purely decorative I would think.

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