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Imari porcelain Carp dish, Arita, Japan, c. 1890, Meiji Period.


Japanese Imari porcelain Carp dish, Arita, c. 1890, Meiji Period. The canted rectangular dish, moulded to the centre with a large carp, in low relief, hand painted in typical Imari colours, and heightened in gilt. All upon a complex ground of ‘cracked ice’, and flowering plants.
The reverse painted with stylised birds and flowering plants.

Width – 31.5 cm, 12 3/8”.

Depth – 24.5 cm, 9 5/8”.

Condition – Excellent. No damage. No restoration.