A Japanese Imari chocolate cup, cover and saucer made for export to the European market dating to the early 18th century. Decorated with a rich Imari style ground of stylised palmate leaves and Peony blooms inset with ogee form reserves with Chinese style estuarine landscapes. An overlapping lotus petal border to the base of the beaker in underglaze blue
The saucer and beaker are in excellent condition. The cover has been broken but has been cleanly re-stuck creating an almost invisible repair. The Beaker measures 9.8 cm in height including the cover, and without it 8.7cm, and is 7.5cm in diameter. The saucer measures 14.5cm in diameter and is 2.8cm in height to the rim edge. Worldwide shipping is included in the $ price.