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Large Japanese Imari Charger, Late Edo Period
Presenting a large impressive Japanese Imari charger from the late Edo period, early to mid 19th century. The charger is divided into fan shaped reserves depicting different landscapes. The reserves frame a large center cartouche decorated in colorful sea flowers with the symbol of a single crab.
The charger shows signs of a staple method restoration on the rear, to stabilize a crack in the upper right quadrant running into the top of the reserve. The crack is hardly visible from the front and the repairs are shown on the back. The back is character signed.
Size: 22" Diameter.