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Rare Ko Imari Ryu-mon Deep Square Dish c.1730

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1151116

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An unusual deep square moulded bowl with a slightly everted rim decorated both to the exterior and the interior with stylised dragon and floral motifs within iron red grounds and leaf and lotus motifs to the corners. The rim decorated with an underglaze blue diaper band inset with small stylysed floral motifs. The well of the dish containing a conventionalised Chinese garden scene with Pavilion and “exotic plants and trees”, notably banana plaintain, basho, with suseki and balustrade panels. Bowls of very similar form have been attributed to the Kakiemon kiln based on a hump mould of identical profile. See page 129 nos 241, 242 and 243 of Kakiemon - The Whole Aspect of the Kakiemon Style – special exhibition 1999 – Kyushu Ceramic Museum for the illustrated examples there, with conventional round and square narrow foot-rings. However the unusual broad flat unglazed footring and the seal mark are atypical of that kiln, see EW 2379 for a dish with similar broad unglazed footring and seal mark. The dish measures 15.8cm diagonally from corner to corner, and approximately 12 cm from side to side, and stands 6cm high, and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost.