A pair of Japanese Imari bowls, late 17th/early 18th Century.

The bowls are of plain rounded form, 15.7cm in diameter.

The exteriors painted in underglaze blue, iron-red, yellow, turquoise and gilding with tree peony and hibiscus, above a narrow band of ferns and a frieze of classic scroll on the footring.

The interiors have isolated sprays of chrysanthemum, hibiscus and peony deployed about a central clump of peach blossom.

The base carries a single chrysanthemum head, or kiku mon.


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