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17th C Imari Plate with Pomegranate and Cranes

17th C Imari Plate with Pomegranate and Cranes

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 868681

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A very rare and early imari that more closely resembles the kakiemon palette, but with the heavy use of gold and some under glaze blue, it would fall under the imari family group. This is a very rare dish as it displays the pomegranate fruit in the center well, its seeds being exposed as to suggest the hope of many sons. 5 cranes are symmetrically arranged, 3 on the garden rock, 2 in flight. Condition is excellent, save a very tiny glaze flake to the rim. No other damage, chips, hairlines, or repairs. The dish dates to the late 17th century C. 1690 and measures 7.25" or 18.4 cm diameter.