This lovely and large Japanese antique ko-Imari bowl was made about 150 years ago. Karajishi-botan is the term for the motif in the painting, and means a foo dog with a peony. It is handmade, hand drawn and then hand painted. The painting is thick and raised, and it is a lovely Imari piece. It is the heavier type of ko-Imari porcelain. Of added value and use are the double legs or feet, adding a high-quality style. The beautiful colorful Imari pieces graced the Japanese table many years ago. It is not signed as many of the old Imari were not. (See more below about Imari). It is in very good antique condition with no cracks or chips. Please note we have two of these and if you would like to choose I am happy to send pictures of both in an email.
SIZE : Diameter 9.6" or 24.38 cms, Height 2.8" or 7.11 cms Weight 1140 grams or 2.51 pounds unpacked
Please see our other items in our Imari antique and vintage collection.
Imari porcelain is the European collectors' name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyushu, and exported from the port of Imari, Saga, specifically for the European export trade. In Japanese, these porcelains are also known as Arita-yaki. Imari has attracted collectors across the world for centuries and is particularly well-known for its sometsuke blue-and-white designs. Ko-Imari means "Old Imari"; and is typically used for Imari/ Arita items made prior to the Meiji period, during the Edo period (1603-1868).
About Arita porcelain
Arita porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The Japanese as well as Europeans called them Imari. In Japanese, these porcelains are also known as Arita-yaki .
Imari or Arita porcelain has been produced continuously until the present date.
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