A nice quality early Eighteenth century Japanese Imari export bowl decorated in underglaze blue, kinsai gilding and iron red. The exterior of the bowl painted with overlapping symmetrically arranged trefoil and peach shaped reserves, each containing a delicately painted kacho-ga motif of shiragiku, white asters, and pheasants and chrysanthemums, kiku ni kiji, traditional autumnal motifs. The interior decorated with further sprays of aster flowers and cherry blossom within the well of the bowl.
The bowl is 15.5cm or just over 6 inches in diameter, and is 7,5cm in height, it weighs 389 gm. It is in very good condition with minimal wear to the gilding.
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