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Rare Ko Imari Namban Kraak Style Dishes c.1700


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1337599

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A very rare dish decorated in a full five colour Ko Imari “wucai” palette. The design arranged in fuyo-de Kraak style with a border of six sectional compartments each containing a panels of “Persian flowers”, precious objects, and Chinese figures standing upon a bridge in a stylised landscape. The central mikomi painted with rocks, viewing stones, and foliage and Banana plantain, basho, flanking a pair of small “Deshima style” Namban figures, standing on a curious podium. The design appears to be loosely based on a Chinese precedent of the Transitional period or a Delft interpretation of the same. The reverse decorated in Kraak style with four ogee form reserves containing auspicious objects, scrolls bound with ribbon, representing the Baboa, and each panel divided by stylised pendants. The interior of the footring containing a single outer ring and a smaller double ring in underglaze blue, and three spur scars in a line. Dating c.1690-1730. The dish measures 18.4cms in diameter 2.8cms in height and is in good condition but for an old lacquer repair to the rim, no other damages, chips, hairlines or restoration. Worldwide shipping included in the US$ price, UK shipping included in the sterling £ price.