Japanese Imari bowl ‘Three Friends of Winter’. Arita. Edo Period.


A Japanese Arita porcelain bowl, c. 1720, Edo Period (1603 - 1868). The deep sided bowl, painted in the Imari style, with the ‘Three Friends of Winter’ pattern - pine, bamboo and plum, (matsu, take and urne), flowering amongst rocks, above a lappet border. The footrim painted in underglaze blue, with a wave motif.
The interior of the bowl painted with an underglaze blue roundel of the Three Friends of Winter, and having a border of stylised plants, and gilt rounders, on an underglaze blue ground.
Six character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue to the base, within an unglazed footrim.
Diameter - 19 cm, 7 1/2”.
Height - 10.2 cm, 4”.
Condition - Minor wear to the gilding. Otherwise in perfect condition. No damage. No restoration.

Medium: Porcelain.

Signed/Inscribed: Reverential Chenghua six character mark in underglaze blue.

Height:  10.20 cm, 4.02"

Condition: Minor wear to the gilding. Otherwise in perfect condition. No damage. No restoration.

£590

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