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THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head - c1860


Our Price: £400.00
Description

A lovely hand decorated ribbed and scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate formed in the shape of a Kiku head and dating from the late Edo/early Meiji Period, c1860.

Beautifully decorated to the highest quality in typical Imari pallette but featuring a wonderful outer rim displaying kimono design panels, gold leaf swirls, a profusion of flowers with gold highlights and panels with the Ho-Ho Imperial Bird of Paradise with it's long trailing feathers.A further nine raised Kiku heads have randomly been applied to the outer rim adding further depth and colour.

The large centre reserve enjoys a delicate stylized symetric leaf designs highlighted in gold.

To the rear of this plate the outer rim is again delicately decorated with coloured interlocking leaves and the centre shows the kiln prop marks and underglaze early Fukagawa Koran- sha mark of the mid 19th century.

This is one of the best examples of early Fukagawa craftmanship we have seen for a while and is a must for any serious collection.


Apart from rubbing to the gold in places on the plate rim and original very minor original firing spots, as one would expect of a plate of this age, this wonderful example is in excellent undamaged condition and rings very true.

THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD

Diameter : 10.75ins(27cms)
THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head -  c1860
THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head -  c1860 THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head -  c1860 THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head -  c1860 THIS ITEM IS SOLD - Lovely hand decorated ribbed & scalloped early Fukagawa Arita Imari large plate in the form of a Kiku head -  c1860