A nice little Imari shallow bowl with a ruffled edge. The outer rim of the bowl has a landscape waterside village - there are two blue rings setting off a reserve in the middle that has a stylized iris flower in underglaze blue - the edge has an overglaze brown enamel. The outer side of the rim has a simple underglaze blue band of karakusa vines.
The bowl measures 6" diameter and is 2" deep - it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. We date it to the late Edo period, circa 1860 - however it could be as late as early Meiji, 1870s. There is a four character signature on the bottom which we have not had translated.