Imari porcelain Bijin. Arita, Japan, c. 1690, Edo Period.
Japanese Arita porcelain figure of a Bijin, late 17th Century, Edo Period. The elegant young lady, modelled standing, and wearing a loosely fitting kimono. Enamelled and gilded with flowering plants, over an undergarment with gilt flowerheads, on an iron red ground.
Her hair tied at the back.
Height: 39.5 cm, 15 1/2”.
Width: 17.5 cm, 6 7/8”.
Depth: 16.5 cm, 6 1/2”.
Condition: Lacking hair piece. Typical minor wear to the overglaze enamel. No restoration.