A late 19th century Japanese Satsuma pottery hexagonal shaped bowl by Shimazu, Meiji Period (1864-1912).
The bowl has a total of 15 hand painted panels inside and out depicting Japanese scenes of traditional dress (Bijin), Buddist monks (Kannon & Rakan) and Samurai warriors.
The bowl is edged in gilt and panels of sample decoration.
The bowl has the signature for the Shimazu family underneath.
The bowl is in good condition.
Height 5.3cm (2.1 inches)
Width 12.3cm (4.9 inches)
Depth 11.5cm (4.5 inches)