Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century
Height 106 mm (4.17 inch), diameter of rim 215 mm (8.46 inch), diameter of footring 85 mm (3.35 inch), weight 810 grams (28.57 ounce (oz.))
Bowl on footring, straight sides. Decorated in underglaze blue with three stylised medallions filled with a flower head surrounded by flower sprays alternating with dots. In between the medallions flower heads with leafy sprays, round the base a pointed pendant leaves-pattern border. Round the inner rim a geometric-pattern border. On the bottom two large flower heads with leafy branches in a double concentric band. Marked on the base with the Chokichidani (Arita) ovens mark within a single-lined circle, underglaze blue.
Sherds of similar bowls have been found at the Nishinobori kiln (not Chokichidani).
Such bowls would probably have been made for the South-East Asian market, another similarly shaped, sized and decorated bowl is in an English private collection.
For a similarly decorated Japanese bowl with the Chokichidani (Arita) ovens mark, please see:
- Sold Ceramics - Sold Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century - Other wares - Page 1 - Object 2012171.
For a sold dish, marked with the Chokichidani (Arita) ovens mark, please see:
Condition: A popped bubble of glaze, caused by the firing process, to the inner rim and some rough spots to the footring.