£45 - $80
A finely painted Imari bowl with foliate border with a fuyo-de style pattern with a central motif of precious objects, takaramono, in this example represented by a Conch shell, a Book and a pair of Whisks, a conflation of the traditional Buddhist and Daoist treasures. The rim of the dish divided into eight compartments, four with stylised lotus blossom, and two with auspicious peaches and persimmons, symbols of longevity and fecundity. The rim decorated with Buddhist jewelled pendants and ogee form reserves with further stylised lotus motifs. A four character fuki chosun mark to the centre of the bull’s eye base. The rim of the base is set quite high in so-called Canton style, and the glaze is relatively thick and suffused with small bubbles. It would appear to be Meji or earlier.
The bowl is in excellent condition no cracks, chips or restoration. It measures 17cms in diameter and stands 6cms high. Worldwide shipping included in the $ price, UK shipping included in the £ sterling price.