A very finely painted Imari porcelain bowl, decorated on the outside with underglaze blue and over glaze iron red and with a central kinrande style panel of gilt floral scrolling.
The interior is painted in polychrome enamels and is decorated with the "Three Friends of Winter" - Bamboo, Prunus (plum) Blossom and Pine Tree and with a Crane and a mythological Turtle to the centre.
On the base is an iron red Fuku (good luck) mark.
This item was made in Japan in the 19th Century, probably during the Meiji period (1868-1912)
Condition: there is an old 7cm hairline clealy visble on the inside; no further damages and no restoration.
8.3cm (3.25inches) high; 18.5cm (7.3inches) diameter.
Weight: 700gm (24oz).