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Imari Export âWreathâ and Kraak Pattern Style Dish 18th Century

Imari Export “Wreath” and Kraak Pattern Style Dish 18th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1368281

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A rather unusual export dish decorated with a Kraak style border of six larger panels containing respectively a pair of Peaches, symbols of Longevity, and a scroll and whisk, representative of the Eight precious objects, Baxia, with the smaller intermediate panels decorated with a combined clove and jewelled Rhinoceros horn motif. The centre is decorated with a wreath of Pomegrantes and Pomegranate leaves in iron red, green and blue enamels, partially disguising an unglazed circle, enabling stacking of a further dish or dishes in the kiln. The reverse is plain and undecorated with a footrim of narrow diameter. This is a dish that dates to the end of the export period, although it appears earlier and is perhaps intended to do so, by referencing the Kraak patterns of the 17th century. However the unglazed ring and the distinctly pink colloidal gilding strongly suggest a mid 18th century date. The dish measures 21.3cm in diameter and stands 4cm high. The footring measures 10cm in diameter. The dish is in good condition apart from a single crack to the rim at approximately 3 O’ clock. Worldwide shipping is included in the $ price and UK shipping is included in the Sterling price. £70 - $100