A large shallow bowl decorated in Kenjo Imari style with a central motif of a leaping Shishi with a peony branch framed by n under-glaze blue wave border with an elaborate diaper brocade ground inset with “S” and “C” scroll shaped reserves containing floral motifs, including Camelias, and peach form stylised Shou medallions in iron red and gilt framed by a further diaper border in under-glaze blue. A wide range of enamels are used in the design, yellow, aubergine, turquoise and dark green, iron red and iron brown in addition to some gilding.
The reverse is decorated in a similarly dense style with a pair of underglaze blue Hoo birds set against a field of stylised lightening in green and black enamel with scattered auspicious precious objects, takaramono, painted in iron red and gold, and two large reserves of trilobed or trifoliate form with acanthus like mantling inset with flowers, a curious combination of tanpopo, Dandelion leaves, and Aster flowers. The dish dates to the period 1710-30.
The dish is quite heavily potted with a moulded ridge to the exterior of the rim and measures 13.5 inches or 34.5cm in diameter and stands 6.5cm, just over 2.5 inches high at the rim. It is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping within the UK is included in the sterling price. Worldwide shipping is included in the US $ price. additional images are available upon request.