THIS LISTING IS FOR A STUNNING ANTIQUE MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE SATSUMA PORCELAIN ENAMELED AND GILDED CRACKER JAR. THE JAR IS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED WITH GILT MEDALLIONS ON EACH SIDE WITH FINELY DETAILED HAND PAINTED FIGURES WEARING ELABORATE DECORATED COTHING. THE JAR IS MOUNTED WITH BRASS BAND AROUND THE TOP WITH FITTED LID AND SWING HANDLE. MEASURES 10″ HIGH (AT HANDLE), 5″ HIGH AT JAR WITH A 5 SQUARE BODY. THE TOP DIAMETER IS 4 1/2 IN DIAMETER. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR REPAIRS. THE ENAMELING AND GILDING ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THERE IS NORMAL CRAZING AS IS OFTEN FOUND ON SATSUMA POTTERY (SEE PHOTOS). NO OTHER NOTED FLAWS. SATUMA IS A YELLOWISH EARTHENWARE USUALLY DECORATED WITH DETAILED JAPANESE FIGURES WITH EXPRESSIVE FACIAL FEATURES, LANDSCAPES AND SOMETIMES FURTHER EMBELLISHED WITH DRAGONS. THIS WARE WAS GENERALLY CREATED FOR THE EXPORT MARKET OF THE MID-19th CENTURY TO CATER TO WESTERN MARKETS. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “RARE 19th C. JAPANESE MUSEUM QUALITY MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA CRACKER JAR” is in sale since Tuesday, March 13, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.