Japanese imari charger, 18th century

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Japanese imari charger, 18th century



Japanese imari charger, 18th century, the central roundel containing a watery landscape scene; a rocky islet in the foreground with a small dwelling amongst flowering trees and plantain, beside a waterfall and pine growing from the rockface; a further outcrop of land with mountains and trees visible in the distance; the wide cavetto with three roundels containing banded hedges, blossoming trees, plum, wisteria and bamboo amongst rockwork; against a richly decorated ground of white cloud with flowering chrysanthemum, dianthus and grasses in iron red, blue and gilt; the rim with six alternating cartouches containing palmate leaves and birds in flight amongst clouds, against a band of stylised lotus leaves and small flowerheads, the reverse with three sprays of plum and bamboo, a narrow petal band in iron red between circles in underglaze blue and six spur-marks to the base.

Diameter: 42.5cm. (16 3/4 in.)

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Material and Technique Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze enamel and gilt decoration
Origin Japanese
Period 18th Century
Diameter Diameter: 42.5cm. (16 3/4 in.)

Product REF: W698