Meiji Period Kannon Dharma Teaching Buddhist Art Satsuma Plate Sig Kyokuzan 薩摩焼
Antique Japanese Satsuma Plate
Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩
Dharma Teaching with Eight Rakans 羅漢
Signed: Kyokuzan, Circa: Meiji period, 1868-1912
H 9.4 in. (24cm), W 9.4 in. (24cm), D 1 in. (2.5cm)
Decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a transparent crackled glaze, with revolving foliage bordered into geometric patterns, depicting a sacred gathering scene in the center, where a seated Kannon Bosatsu and eight Rakans are engaging in spiritual discourse, as Sudhana the Golden Boy acolyte listening attentively nearby, in the landscape afar are a pagoda and a pavilion in the rolling hills. Signed on the underside in gilt over crimson cachet: Kyokuzan.