Late 19th Century Imari Bowl. Meiji Period. Tripartite hand-painted design with ferns and flowers on interior. Rising Sun and Lotus Blossoms on exterior.Approximately 9 1/2” across at opening. 3 1/4” high from base. Excellent Condition. Unique design
Consisting of 8 faceted sides with sixteen six-sided medallions in the widest part of the bowl and sixteen trapezoidal shaped medallions-at the top and bottom edges of the bowl. Opening at the top of the bowl measures 8”. Total width 91/2”. Height 4 “
Rare octagonal shape. Center design consists of a picnic container sitting on a riversides with mountains beyond and red and gold birds in flight. Four outside panels are blue with red fan and gold accents, and four panels are white with red and gold pheasant and flowers. Reverse has conic hats in blue. 11 3/4” across.
Late 19th Century Imari plate. 8 1/2" wide. This plat is odd. It is asymmetrical and features lions. Mammals are not common in Imari paint schemes. There is some evidence of the new style (that becomes fashion in the 20th Century) and this mixes with the old style. Obviously the painter was having some fun experimenting with ideas. The light blue color is also unusual.