Oriental Hand Painted Porcelain Foot Bath Planter 816
Artistically designed footbath is made of high quality porcelain. This is a Satsuma footbath, for a brief history of the Satsuma craftsmanship, please see below. Trimmed in 24K gold. This has been hand painted and hand finished. It has been decorated on all sides. It is also finished inside and out. This can be used for a foot bath or for a planter or centerpiece! A perfect addition to your own home or an ideal gift for someone else!::It measures 17 1/2 ” long by 11″ wide x 5″ high. A Brief History of Satsuma.::The Satsuma province lies in the Southern part of Kyushu Island. The daimyo (feudal lord) of the province was the prominent Shimazu family. :In the seventeenth century skilled Korean potters were brought by the Prince of Satsuma to Kyushu following the invasions of Korea by Japan. These potters began producing vessels for the tea ceremony and other utilitarian purposes. Early Satsuma pottery was simple and undecorated and was intended for only the Shimazu clan. ::During the late eighteenth century Satsuma potters from Kagoshima were sent to Kyoto to learn enamel decoration in response to competition from the highly decorated Imari porcelain wares. At Kyoto the potters were skilled in the art of enamel color decoration on earthenware. They were taught the technique of applying multicolor enamel and gold decoration to the Satsuma potters. Each color is fired individually. This later led to a profitable export business after a Paris International Exposition in 1867. The technique later spread into certain areas of China. The Satsuma pottery is now highly collectable pieces.
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