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19th c Meiji 1890 Japanese Sumida Gawa Earthenware Figure Glazed painted signed

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A 19th c. Meiji Japanese 1890's Sumida Gawa Figure
This is a heavy piece of Earthenware with a 
flambe glaze on the clothing and the unglazed portions 
of the figure are painted.
The early pieces of Sumida Gawa were made with exaggerated features
and very detailed bulging eyes and long upward pointed nose, and bulging cheaks.
The glaze is applied in a splash fashion, often running onto other body parts.
There is a signature on the inside bottom of the body, hard to read, but it is there.
This figure was made at the very beginning of the Sumida Ware manufacturing
and was popular between 1890 - 1920, many were made for export.
The base has had felt glued on to it at sometime in the past.

                       14" high, the widest part is approximately 8"


Very good condition for age, some chips mostly on the edges of his clothing, repaired hand, crazing on the glazed part of the figure.  SEE All PHOTOS To Appreciate the detail.
                                                                                     Id. 150      Loc. F