You can see the brush strokes and imagine the fluidity of the artist's spirit and hand, which is very different from the more graphic, tightly rendered interpretations you see on vintage and recently manufactured Imari reproduction pieces today; which are still quite beautiful, only in a different way! Item: Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl.
Region & Country of Origin: Arita, Japan. Period: Late Edo to Early Meiji Period.
Age: 1840's or earlier. Size: 6" wide across the top rim x 2 5/8" high x 2 5/8 wide across the base. Depth within the bottom of the foot measures 9/16" deep (a little better than 1/2" deep). Shape: Round with scalloped edges around the top rim Weight: 12 ounces Condition: Beautiful for its age. Surface wear commensurate with age and frequent use.
No chips or cracks to the porcelain. Wear to the hand painted enamel decorations is evident throughout. Tiny pitting (or pin marks) from time of glazing and firing can be seen upon close scrutiny inside the center area of the bowl and on the underside at the central area within the 9/16 deep bottom rim; which is only bisque fired and unglazed around the very bottom edge of the rim, leaving it with the fine gritty texture of a bisque fired piece. We've had this in our private family collection since the 1970's; acquired then as an antique, at a time when our father brokered steel manufactured by the Japanese.
Thank you for your interest. Notes: An especially decorative rare find with terrific age and appeal. F you collect these early Imari hand painted porcelain pieces, please take a look at the other piece from our private family collection that we have listed at this time, and enjoy!
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Please be aware that all antique, vintage and used items will show wear commonly found with age, use or wear, and any major flaws will be noted. The photos have been taken for your viewing, can be enlarged for a closer more detailed look, and should be considered an integral part of the description.All items are described to the best of our ability and knowledge. Thanks so much for your interest! Choose to be stylish because it makes life simply marvelous! The item "Asian Antique Japanese Imari Bowl Circa 1840 Edo Meiji Hand Painted Porcelain" is in sale since Monday, April 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Bowls". The seller is "uniqueantiquesusa" and is located in Kingsport, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.