Japanese Imari porcelain ‘Dutchmen’ bowl,
Japanese Imari porcelain ‘Dutchmen’ bowl, Meiji Period. Hand painted to the interior, with four panels of Dutch traders in 17th Century costume, upon underglaze blue grounds. The panels separated by a ground of a repeating textile motif, painted in Kenjo Imari style, around a central medallion painted with a Kirin. The exterior, painted with roundels, containing Hotei with his sack, between elaborate stylised floral scroll, and above a continuous band of underglaze blue lappet.
Height: 7 cm, 2 3/4”.
Width: 19 cm, 7 1/2”.
Condition: Excellent. No damage. No restoration.