A rare and elaborate Satsuma covered urn with self-bracketed stand and upturned handles. Upon its pierced lid,
a powerful golden shishi resides, his mouth open and teeth visible. Remarkable for its European-stylized-form and
size, this large Satsuma urn retains the idiosyncratic motifs of the maker’s body-of-work: Lake Biwa surrounded by
mountainous cliffs, villagers in paddies cultivating rice, carrying water buckets and making fishing nets - all busy
scurrying about their daily activities. Luxuriant-toned brocading with geometric and floral designs about the foot,
neck, handles and base of lid complete the imagery. Meizan gilt cartouche on base. Height, 10.75". Meiji Period.