Meiji Period Japanese Fine Kutani Porcelain Jar Foo Dog Finial


A delicately-painted Kutani lidded jar, made towards the end of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

Two decoration hinges on two large panels, one depicting female figures at the river-bank; whilst the other panel depicts a similar scene with a female pheasant foraging amongst the flowers. In addition, there are two smaller circular panels: an autumnal scene with mandarin duck at the side of the river; another of Mount Fuji with a small village in the foreground. The rest of jar is decorated with tightly arranged symbols and quilted patterns.

The condition of the piece is excellent, considering its age and fragility, with only the most minor wear to the gilding. The base of the jar bears a reduced version of the more typical mark for “Kutani tsukuru” (made in Kutani).

Size: 20 x 13.5cm
Weight: 623g