The property of an English collector
A Satsuma tripod vase
By Okamoto Ryozan, Meiji Period
The ovoid body supported on three long shaped feet, finely painted in enamels and gilt with three large rectangular panels enclosing different scenes of numerous sightseers at teahouses and on a lakeshore enjoying the hanami season, another depicting several figures celebrating the New Year including itinerant musicians, children carrying kites and Manzai dancers, the third with a pair of ducks swimming beneath blooming Autumnal plants, the shoulder, sides and feet with densely-clustered overlapping brocade and foliate motifs; signed Ryozan with the Yasuda trade company mark. 30.6cm (12in) high.