London, South Kensington
6 September 2007
A Large Japanese imari vase, 19th Century
the body of pear shaped form with ruffled rim, decorated with cartouches of flowering chrysanthemum, peony and cherry blossom within a fenced garden, and smaller panels of Buddhistic lions within a basket of peonies, surrounded by kiku flowerheads on an underglaze blue and iron-red karakusa ground -- 36½in. (92.8cm.) high.
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