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Ko Imari Take-zu Futamono Covered Bowl 18C

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1209096

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A good sized bowl and cover decorated with a striking pattern of stylised Bamboo leaves with spirals and zigzag motifs. The bowl and cover are of conventional form. The handle has the form of a tied bundle of noshi, dried abalone strips, which are usually associated with the act of giving and ceremonial use, so this may possibly be a presentation piece. The bowl and cover probably dates to the late Mid Edo period, circa 1730-60, Kyoho to Horeki. See Shibata Catalogue of the Complete Collection no 3165, for a dish with a variant of this pattern, dated 1730-60. The bowl measures approximately 6 inches, 15.2cm, yje cover is slightly wider, and bowl and cover together stand 14cm high. Unusually both cover and bowl are in good condition with no cracks chips or restoration. Shipping at cost.