Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin

Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin

Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin
Century Meiji Japanese Satsuma oval porcelain button pin featuring a hand-painted-in- miniature copper, green and gold dragon. It is rare to find against a black background rather than the more usual ivory colour. The detail on this petite button is incredible: even the background is filled with tiny, gold dots, although it is quite hard to work out which is the right way up! The button is signed on the white metal reverse and fastens with a tube hinge and traditional C-shaped clasp. It is unusual to find an oval button- more generally they are round. Dimensions: L 2cms x W 1.5cms x D 0.5cms. Such delicate, miniature works of art which were generated by skilled craftsmen in the Satsuma region on the southern island of Japan, were originally used to dress up kimono obi and are deemed to be highly collectible. This example is particularly auspicious as d. Epictions of dragons have long been used throughout the Japanese culture as symbols of strength, courage, and magic. This stunning and dainty button pin will no doubt be of great interest to collectors of Satsuma ware.
Signed Antique Meiji Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted, Gilded Porcelain Button Pin