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Imari ‘Black Ship’ bowl and cover, Japan, Meiji Period.


A Japanese Imari porcelain ‘Black Ship’ bowl and cover, Meiji Period. The bowl hand painted to one side with a large sailing ship with Dutch flags, whilst the reverse with a group of Dutch Traders in conversation. Set upon a foot rim painted with a continuous whorl motif, and having twin scroll cases painted within the rim.
The cover similarly decorated.

Diameter – 11.7 cm, 4 5/8”.

Height – 7.5 cm, 3”.

Condition – No damage. No restoration.