Two Edo Era Ko Imari Covered Bowls
Mid 1800s Edo era Signed Arita Imari covered bowls with blue and white underglaze. Hand painted with phoenix and lotus blossom motifs.
The usual sprinkling of kiln and firing marks which are confirmation of authenticity.
The approximate dimensions of each bowl vary slightly. Both bowls are approximately 7.5 cm height. The approximate diameter of one is 10.5 cm and the other is 11 cm. The total weight of both bowls is 538 grams.
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Imari is a style of porcelain named after the Japanese port from which it was shipped to the West. Beginning in the late 17th century and originally made in the town now known as Arita, which became a center for porcelain thanks to its proximity to kaolin-rich Izumiyama, Imari ware also called Japan or Japan ware took its design cues from colorful Japanese textiles of the day.