Five Satsuma coffee cups and saucers, by Kinkozan

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Five Satsuma coffee cups and saucers, by Kinkozan

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

All decorated in enamels and gilt, each cup painted with two panels enclosing scenes of birds and flowers and a lady with two young children in a graden, reserved on a blue ground with scrolling nadeshiko (pinks), the interior of each cup decorated with three butterflies; the saucers similarly decorated; each signed on the base with seal Kinkozan tsukuru, the saucers additionally signed in gold.


The cups: each 5.2cm high; the saucers: each 10.5cm diam.


Catalogue note: A similar set was sold by Bonhams London, FINE JAPANESE ART sale, 9 Nov 2017.

Condition: in overall good condition, minor wear to the gilding and three handles have been reset with minor overpainting.

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