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A Pair of Colorful 19th Century Arita Rice Bowls - Edo

A Pair of Colorful 19th Century Arita Rice Bowls - Edo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1265355

Please refer to our stock # 66 when inquiring.
 $395.00 
This pair of Japanese Arita tea bowls with covers dates to about 1800. The polychrome decoration depicts landscape scenes with three figures crossing a bridge. The undersides of the lids are decorated with lotus medallions and the tops of the lids are marked. Dimensions: cups measure 2-3/8” high with a diameter of 4-1/2”; diameter of the lids is 3-7/8”.

Condition is quite good – there are two very small foot rim chips on one of the saucer/lids and some minor flaking to the green enamel in places, but no cracks or repairs. The enameled decoration shows iridescence and is nicely painted. There is a mark inside the footed base - it has been translated as “Shosen”, two words together from right to left. Sold only as a pair.