Satsuma earthenware bowl, Japan, Meiji Era (1868-1914)

Satsuma earthenware bowl from Japan, from the end of the 19th century. This bowl was executed with great delicacy, it is decorated both on its inside and outside with numerous grey butterflies trapped inside a net. This is a very intricate and meticulous decoration and this painter from the Meiji Era (1868-1914) knew how to blend modernity and sobriety in this piece of fine work. This is typical of japanese art from this time. Painter's mark under base.

About the context

When he arranged the 1873 Oriental Fair of Champs-Elysées, Cernushi exhibited to the Parisian audience sculptures and bronze pieces brought back from his trips to China and Japan. This had a great impact on private collectors. Still we had to wait until the 1878 World Fair so that Paris could have a global idea of what was the Japanese taste. Hayashi, alongside with Bing, was then the most intelligent middlleman between Japan and Paris. They were the ones who truly revealed japanese art and educated our taste for it. You can find those two names at the origin of every beautiful collections among which are writers Edmont de Goncourt's and Emile Zola's, or painters like James Mc Neil Whistler's and Edgar Degas'.

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Height : 3 in
Diameter : 8.3 in

Time Circa 1880
Origin Japan
Materials Earthenware
Reference Bol-Satuma-242
Satsuma earthenware bowl, Japan, Meiji Era (1868-1914)

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