A fine turn of the century Arita serving bowl and cover, the bowl with molded and reticulated border of interlocking rings, wachigai, forming a band of auspicious “shippo”, the interior decorated in blue, orange and beige fish and lilies, auspicious symbols of longevity and good fortune. The underside marked with a lucky symbol. The bowl is in good condition, having some flaking on the perforated cover. No restoration or chips. The dish measures 12" diameter x 2 3/4" high.
This is a striking Japanese Imari porcelain hexagonal plate boldly decorated with an underglaze cobalt blue large scale design reminiscent of a textile pattern, having a broad scalloped border rim, wavy potting on top of plate, very heavy, greige ground color, the base having a single spur mark, measuring 10 in x 11 3/4 in; Original condition, several rim chips.