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

The bowls, which are 15.7 cm in diameter, are of plain rounded form. The exteriors are 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 has a single chrysanthemum head, or kiku mon.

 

REFERENCE: CER0498

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