A Satsuma vase and cover
By Tokkoku, Meiji Period
Decorated in enamels and gilt, the spherical body inset with four shaped panels, each enclosing a different group of assorted Chinese and Japanese vessels ranging from archaic bronze and porcelain vases to lacquer jubako, bowls and chawan used for the tokonoma and the tea ceremony; on a blue-enamel ground of floral roundels and karakusa, the cover partially pierced and similarly decorated with three floral roundels, surmounted by a kiku-knop; signed Tokkoku with impressed seal and the Satsuma mark. 24.9cm (9¾in) high. (2).