A Japanese Imari Charger

japan , circa 1700

An exceptional Japanese Imari charger of particularly large scale. Of round form with a shallow bowl, painted in dark underglaze blue with shades of iron red overglaze enamels and gilding, decorated in the centre with a roundel painted with a tall vase holding a bouquet of blossoming peony and feathery grasses and placed on a low table, the roundel framed by a band of floral scroll work, the cavetto and flattened rim painted with scrolls and drawings of various flowers or small landscapes all reserved on a dark blue ground boldly decorated with red and gold chrysanthemum on gilded leafy branches, the back elegantly painted with thin branches of prunus, peony, and chrysanthemum.


Private Collection, UK

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Depth: 3.74 in (9.5 cm)
Diameter: 19.69 in (50 cm)
0 x 0 x 9.5 cm (0 x 0 inches)
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