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Ko Imari Landscape and Octopus Scroll Nagazara c.1750 No 2


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1323926

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A long dish, nagazara, decorated in sometsuke style entirely in underglaze blue with a landscape, “sansui-zu”, in one half of the dish, and a brocade pattern in the other. In the foreground of the sansui landscape there is a waterfall at one end with flowering Prunus, Bamboo and a Pine tree, completing the auspicious triumvirate of the Shochikubai, whilst in the top half receding into the horizon there is a mountainous landscape with trees wrapped in clouds. The remainder of the dish is decorated with a tako karakusa, octopus scroll arabesque design. The two halves divided by a zig-zag line; the partially obscured border of a matsukawabishi pine bark lozenge. The dishes date to the late Mid Edo era circa 1750-80. The reverse decorated with symmetric tako karakusa style motifs with auspicious gobenka at their centre, and a leiwen border to the foot. A four character Fukichosun mark to the base of the dish. The dish measures 21cm in length and is 11cm in width. It is quite robustly potted and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, just a few kiln flaws. Shipping at Cost.