20 - 21 May 2003
An Imari saucer
Painted in green, iron-red, aubergine, black and gilt with peonies issuing from rockwork to the centre, within petal-shaped border panels decorated with shells, pine and prunus blossom, on scale and wave pattern grounds, the underside with three emblems of a shell, ribbon and brush
14.2 cm. diam.
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For a similar dish see Ko-Imari porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey, Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1997, no. 130.
This dish was later sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 20 November 2001, lot 107.
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