"Japan. Late Edo Period. Large Porcelain Bowl Saiko-kutani. Circa 1850"JAPAN. End of the Edo era. Circa 1850. saiko-kutani porcelain bowl in ko-kutani style. For the so-called Kutani porcelain, the saiko-kutani period extends from the beginning of the 19th century, around 1804/1807, until the end of the Edo period, around 1867/1868. Ko-kutani was from 1650 to about 1700. Finally, the period that begins with the Meiji era (1868/1912), kutani, extends to the present day. This large bowl on pedestal, offers an interior decoration of stylized flowers frieze and geometric patterns and a costume character. The exterior decor commemorates the Kobayakawa samurai clan that allowed the 16th century. the 2nd unification of the country. The double "Mon" (coat of arms) of this clan on a green and black background is associated with the Phoenix, a symbol of immortality and resurrection.