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Beautiful antique Japanese Meiji Period (c.1900 or earlier) Satsuma tea set from Kyoto.
Each piece has hand painted views of Geisha girls and other people in a winter landscape. Decorated in tan, cream, lilac, black, grey and white with gold gilding.
Marks on the undersides include the Shimazu family crest.
The set is comprised of: teapot with dragon spout, milk jug and sugar vessel (all three with lids topped by ball finials), plus six cups and six saucers.
The tea set has been stored for many years in a cabinet so overall is in very good condition with no damage to the pottery or enamel or gilding - except for a small chip on the top of the dragon's mouth on the teapot spout. This chip could easily be restored. However, from most angles the chip is not visible - so it should not be a problem if being used for display purposes only.
Please study the photographs provided to make your own assessment regarding the condition of this tea set.
This is a private sale from a pet and smoke free home. I am only selling as I now need the space. This is an opportunity to acquire an above average satsuma tea set as it has been priced for a quick sale.
Given the tea set is fragile I would prefer the buyer to collect, and pay cash on collection please. However, if essential I would reluctantly be willing to dispatch the tea set to a location within the United Kingdom, at the buyer's own risk, for an additional £16.50. In this situation I would make every reasonable effort to pack the tea set carefully to ensure its safety. Regret no returns accepted. Thank you.
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