Painted porcelain figure of a high ranking samurai, seated on a lacquered stool. Wearing a gold eboshi hat. Style of armour suggests Heian or Kamakura period, other formal wear over the top of the armour consisting of a green caped tunic with decoration of gold phoenix and paulownia flowers. Probably a general, carrying a fan in his right hand. Export ware, maybe Kutani. No seal on base. 229w x 386h x 230d.
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