Very Fine Antique Japanese Satsuma Ware'Children Playing' Bucket
An unusual antique Japanese Satsuma ware ceramic handled water bucket, Teoke, finely decorated with classical "Children Playing"????????? In Chinese motifs among landscape, scholar's objects (side table and books) and various traditional Japanese geometric floriated patterns, all hand-painted in gold and polychrome enamels together with some intricate and beautiful jeweled/raised enamel design. Circa: Late 19th century, Meiji period. Provenance: from an estate in Westchester County, NY. Other notes: You may see this type of Japanese Satsuma bucket elsewhere, but it's not easy to find one adorned with this motif and of such fine quality.