Offered for sale is an opulently decorated, three footed, Satsuma, lidded, stoneware Koro. Lavishly gilded on a deep green ground it features one of the "Seven Lucky Gods" Daikokuten . Originally, he was a Hindu warrior deity named Mahākāla, however, once introduced in Japan he became the God of Wealth and Prosperity. He is well known for his happy smile and is presented with a bag on this shoulder which is filled with money and a magic mallet, sometimes he is also standing on two bales of rice. The virtue he represents is Fortune as with the other symbolism in the decoration such as the young boys and chrysanthemum flowers. Gilded figures of Shishi or Komainu adorn the finial , handles and feet. This is a highly decorative vibrant piece.
In very good condition. There has been damage to the lid at some point which is only properly visible from the inside. There is some wear to the embellishment on the base, but no more than you would expect for it's age. Again this does not compromise the look of the item which displays beautifully. (please see photo's)