A lovely and refined Japanese porcelain foliate-rimmed bowl decorated in the Kakiemon style with flowering sprigs and branches, the rim edged with a chocolate colored border. Measuring 5 3/4″ across, very good condition with the minor exception of two minute frits to the chocolate colored edge. Circa 1700.
Set of Superb Hirado Dishes
A set of five Japanese Meiji Period Hirado dishes with pomegranate decoration. These dishes are decorated in the Nabashima style. Hirado, traditionally known for it’s fine white-bodied porcelain and refined blue and white decoration, took it to the next level with these dishes, the design in raised relief against the ground; even the rare potter’s mark in relief on the reverse. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter, excellent condition, and dating to the late 19th/early 20th century.