Early Japanese imari jar. Height is ", width is " Condition is excellent except for the missing lid. Iron red overglaze decorations on blackish blue cobalt and white porcelain. This is heavy for size and strongly constructed.
Unusual figural design hand painted on an 18" diameter imari charger. Design is highlighted by delicate gold embellishments to the clouds, the pine and throughout.
Depth is 3" and condition is excellent. There are several places where there is a subtle color change to the clay body that is probably from the firing process. (See images) This is part of the charger's handmade character and not distracting.