Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Taisho period (1912-1926), signed "Genzan" on underside, two stunning ivory ground satsuma bowls delicately hand-painted with a bird under wisteria on one and a pair of birds flying under maple leaves on the other representing summer and autumn, lobed edges are covered in gilding.
H: 1.75 in.; Diameter: 3.75 in.The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
A tight hairline on each.