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Ko Imari Dragon and Peonix Dish c.1710


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1324921

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A five colour dish decorated with an auspicious pattern showing a dragon chasing a flaming pearl and a hoo bird chasing a thunderbolt. Integrated within the design are the Three Friends of Winter, shochikubai, and a pair of iron red ogee form lotus medallions each containing a precious pearl tama, surrounded by pear blossom, nashihana, symbols of longevity and prosperity. A central motif of a pair of Pomegranates, zakuro, symbols of fertility. The reverse decorated in underglaze blue and iron red with flaming pearls, thunder bolts and lightning. A set of four spurs in a Y formation. The dish is in excellent condition with cracks, chips or restoration. The dish dates to the period 1710-1730. See similar dishes in the catalogue adapted for export. Shipping at Cost.