Japan, 19th century
16 inches Diameter by 5 3/4 inches H
A very unique Imari ceramic bowl, with a profuse but elegant decoration. There is a traditional Japanese landscape as the center of the piece painted in white, blue, orange, gold and green in a circular composition. the rest of the bowl is perfectly symmetric and richly decorated with stripes in light blue and green, over it, in high relieve, typically Imari, a very interesting shape of fans interlaced in white circular pots. At the other side, and continuing with the same decoration as inside, but with a beautiful decoration of palm leaves in different blue colors, gold rolls and a red chain.