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Imari porcelain barbers bowl, Arita, Japan, c. 1700. Genroku Period.


Japanese Arita porcelain barbers bowl, c. 1700, Genroku Period. Well painted in Imari colours, with an exuberant display of flowering plants, in a jardiniere, on a terrace. The border with shaped panels contains birds, divided by stylised flower heads on a blue ground.
The reverse with sprigs of cherry blossom, around an unglazed foot rim, and pierced for suspension.

Diameter – 25.5 cm, 10”.

Depth – 7 cm, 2 3/4”.

Condition – Small chip to the rim at 7 o’clock. No restoration.