A set of five Kyoyaki earthenware bowls finely enameled in tones of blue, green and gilt with stylized ryui fungus lappets interspersed with the flowers (or a plant) of ‘Four Noble Men’; plum blossom, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo. Each flower represents the four seasons. There are some discolorations, which is typical on crackle-wares, on the interior of two bowls. This is signed on the bottom "Shosen". Meiji to early Showa period
Dimensions: Bowls are 5 3/8" (13.7cm) in diameter, 1 15/16" in height (without lid), and total height 3 1/4" (7.7 cm) including lid.