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Ko Imari Takarazukushi mon Octagonal Bowl c.1710

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1309327

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A moulded hexagonal bowl, hakkaku hachi, decorated to the exterior with an iron red ground inset with alternating reserves containing ribbon bound scrolls, makimono, and artemisin leaves, mogusa-ha, two of the Eight Chinese precious objects, Babao, hachitakara, and a band of stylised eight petal flowers, presumably Tessen the clematis flower, with leaves and pine branches. The interior divided into four brocade panels, each with a reserve containing, respectively auspicious Chrysanthemums and Rocks, Iwa ni Kikko, and Peonies and Rocks, Iwa ni Botan. The well of the bowl containing a jewelled Rhinoceros Horn, a symbol of happiness, sai tsunohai, or possibly stylised clove, choji,and a ribbon bound pearl, tama, the wish giving jewel two further elements of the Chinese Babao, Eight precious objects. This type of auspicious pattern would have been particularly appropriate during the celebration of the New Year. An identical bowl is illustrated in volume IV of the Shibata Collection, no 55 at page . and see also no 3045 at page 388 of the Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection. There dated c.1710-1740. The bowl measures in diameter 13.5cm and stands 6.3 cm high at the rim, and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost.