E & M Perez Ellen and Michael Perez

Matching PAIR Large Arita Porcelain Chargers - Edo Era

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1338466

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In remarkably good condition, with no chips, cracks, or noticeable wear to the glaze, this matching pair of Arita chargers measure 16 3/4" at their widest points (slightly out of round) and one is a bit deeper, measuring 2 1/2" deep and the other 2" (again, slight variation due to large size and hand throwing) They both are scalloped at the edge, with a greek key border, a serene landscape in the center, which features a prunus tree, large blossoms, foliate elements, and a bird perched in the tree. They are deftly painted in soft shades of blue, with darker elements for contrast. The glaze itself is a soft white, with a bluish-gray tone. Unsigned, they each have six spur marks on the base from firing, and have spots and small bumps within the glaze from firing. They are quite heavy, together they weigh 11 pounds. They appear to date to the mid to late Edo era. Additional photos always available on request.