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Ko Imari Kiku no Iwa Octagonal Dish c.1780 No 1

Ko Imari Kiku no Iwa Octagonal Dish c.1780 No 1


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1237287

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A shallow dish of octagonal form decorated with a design based on the so-called mesiande grid painted in reverse style, kakiwake, with a central motif of a stylised viewing rock and chrysanthemums, bordered by a series of eight tab like reserves containing further stylised vegetal motifs, apparently fusions of shida and warabi fern croziers and fronds with pine branches, matsu, and flowers, each framed by a stylised wave border. The design is exploring an autumnal or winter theme and reflects the contemporary vogue for the novel and curious. The reverse of the dish is painted with further stylised waves in kakiwake style The dish measures 21.5cm in diameter and is 3.4cm in height. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Dating late 18th century, Meiwa era. Shipping at Cost.