A gold Imari porcelain cup

Lot number

9

Estimated price

200
300

Description

A gold Imari porcelain cup

Japan, circa 1710-1730

With lobed rim and ribbed interior standing on a high footring, decorated in iron-red, black, green, aubergine and gold, with a central medallion design of pine branches and blossoming cherry, two perched birds and clouds, surrounded by three fruit bearing branches, the exterior decorated with cloud shaped partitions with flower sprays, foliate scrolls, paulownia branches and two phoenixes.

 

Diam. 11.5 cm. height 6.5 cm.

 

Catalogue Note: A very similar example is in the Groninger Museum, Holland. MB27

 

Literature: Fine & Curious Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, by Christiaan J. A. Jörg, page 112 Item 118.

 

 

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