A covered bowl or tureen probably made for the European market, but of conventional Japanese form, decorated with a pattern of Peony branches to the exterior in iron red and underglaze blue with green and black enamels and gilding. The interior painted with an enamelled green and black peony petal mon covering a round area of unglazed biscuit porcelain, that suggests that further bowls may have been stacked within the bowl during the original firing. The bowl and cover would appear to date to the middle of the Eighteenth century.
The bowl and cover measures approximately 13.5cm high and is 17.5cm in diameter. The lid and cover are in reasonable condition, except for a shallow chip to the rim of the bowl visible from the interior. Shipping within the UK included in the GB sterling price. Worldwide shipping included in the USD price.