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Ko Imari “Arita Kraak” Style dish c.1700

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1315258

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An interesting dish decorated with an Arita Kraak style export pattern, see Mededelingenblad Nederlandse Vereniging van vrienden van der Ceramiek nr 101/102 plate 29 for the almost identical pattern executed entirely in underglaze blue. However it would appear here made for domestic consumption in somenishikide style in a combination of underglaze blue and enamels. The shape is unusually deep with a flared rim. The border is painted with a stylised Lotus arabesque with the foliage resembling acanthus. The well of the bowl decorated with garden scene of a large koro containing an auspicious arrangement of Pine, Bamboo and Plum blossom with Japanese Nightingales, uguisu, flanked by fence-work. The reverse decorated with a band of simplified karakusa, and a spiral fuku within a double square, and the rim gilded, fuchi-kin style. The dish would date to the period 1700-1730. The dish measures 19.5cm in diameter and stands approximately 3.5cm high at the rim. It is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Worldwide shipping at Cost.