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Fine and Large Imari Bowl Decorated with Fish, circa 1680, Genroku Period

A fine and large Japanese Imari bowl, late 17th century, Genroku, period (1688-1704).
Decorated in iron-red, yellow, green, light blue, aubergine and black enamels, and gilt on underglaze blue, the interior with a central roundel containing fish swimming amongst weeds, surrounded by a broad band of chrysanthemum and Meander design. A further textile motif to the rim.
The exterior with four shaped panels containing pine and prunus trees, divided by flowering plants on a continuous cell net motif, in iron red, above a lappet motif. Having a footrim, with an underglaze blue whorl design.
Underglaze blue concentric circles to the base, within an unglazed foot rim.

Measures: Diameter 36 cm, 14 1/4”.
Height 18 cm, 7 1/8”.

Condition: Typical minor wear to the enamel and the gilding. No damage. No restoration.

Medium: Porcelain

Height: 18.00 cm, 7"

Condition: Good