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Japanese ormolu mounted Imari bowl & cover, c.1700. Edo Period.


A large Japanese Imari bowl and cover, c. 1700, Arita, Edo Period, with 19th Century French ormolu mounts. The deep sided bowl, hand painted with alternating panels of flowering plants, in typical Imari enamels, heightened in gilt. The footrim with a continuous whorl motif.
Set in elaborate French ormolu mounts, the top rim reticulated to create a pot pourri.
Having a domed cover, similarly decorated with panels of flowering plants, surmounted by an ormolu mounted finial, formed as a basket of flowers.

Height – 42 cm, 16 1/2”.

Width – 34.5 cm, 13 5/8” (Over the handles.)

Depth – 22 cm, 8 1/2”.

Condition – Excellent. No damage. No restoration.