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A round Satsuma plate, its asymmetric visual a collaboration between the painter Eizan and the ceramicist, Hattori. Reminiscent of the famous scrolls and paintings of simian subjects by Sosen, the imagery shows a realistically-painted group of monkeys among boughs of blossoming sakura alongside a waterfall. Front-face signature and seal of Eizan. Signature on reverse, Satsuma-yaki, Hattori. Diameter, 7.25". Meiji Period.