6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A Group of Imari and Arita Ware, 18th Century
an octagonal bowl decorated in various enamels and gilt on underglaze blue, with a fenced look-out above the sea, sprays of plum and peony, the reverse with panels of birds and flowers; a pair of decagonal dishes in underglaze blue with karashishi, peony and rockwork, chocolate rim, Kin mark to the reverse; and two foliate rimmed bowls with a 'Dejima Island' style landscape, a floret to the centre, Kotobuki mark to the base -- 6¼, 8 3/16 and 4¾in. (16 x 20.8 x 12cm.) diam. (5)
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For a similar pair of bowls with the Dejima design, see Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain, 2002, pl.395, p. 228 and The Burghley Porcelains, 1986, pl.47.
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