A beautifully painted Japanese Satsuma Kinkozan dish signed Seishu

GBP 8,500.00

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Object Description

A majestic Japanese Satsuma dish by Kinkozan, painted by Seishu and dating from the Meiji-Period, (1868-1912). The scene, showing the Shogunal procession to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, is framed by a stunning cobalt blue and Gold border decorated with miniature, intricately painted butterflies and flowers.

Interestingly, we had the text inscribed on the fan (on the reverse of the plate) and it reads:
“This work is crafted with supreme precision and detail, while the craftsmanship in gold gilding demanded the utmost attention. After several failed attempts at firing in the kiln, the workshop has for the first time succeeded in creating this work, with a glistening finish to appreciate and admire. Kinkozan”

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Object History

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

The Toshogu shrine in the town of Nikko is the final resting place of the Shogunate Tokogawa Leyasu, he founded a dynasty that ruled for over 250 years that ended in 1861.


The Kinkozan dynasty were by far the biggest producers of export satsuma ware, they were active from 1645-1927 and exported heavily to America. Their factories produced a wide range of products and worked extensively with some of the best artists of the day.

Object Condition

Excellent KPCE31

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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Dealer Location

7 Pierrepont Row
(Off Camden Passage)
N1 8EE

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