Japanese Imari 1690-1800 - Dishes
Object 2012271 & 2012272
2012271: Height 41 mm (1.61 inch), diameter 255 mm (10.04 inch), diameter of footring 130 mm (5.12 inch), weight 671 grams (23.67 ounce (oz.))
2012272: Height 44 mm (1.73 inch), diameter 258 mm (10.16 inch), diameter of footring 130 mm (5.12 inch), weight 591 grams (20.85 ounce (oz.))
Two dishes on footrings, flat rims. On the bases three and four spur-marks. Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with a bamboo water conservation system beneath a flowering wisteria. The sides with three alternating wide and narrow shaped panels reserved on a blue ground filled with flowering chrysanthemum and peonies near a fence. The reverses with three chrysanthemum sprays.
For a larger identically decorated dish, please see;
- Fine & Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, (C.J.A. Jörg, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam 2003), p.105, cat. 108.
At the end of the 18th century Dutch porcelain manufacturers Loosdrecht en Amstel Porcelain copied Oriental porcelain designs probably as replacements for broken objects from existing Chinese or Japanese services. Amstel porcelain copied this specific Japanese Imari design at the end of the 18th century. (Jörg 2003/1, p.105), (Jörg 1983, p.32)
For an identically decorated Amstel porcelain dish, please see;
- Oosters porselein. Delfts aardewerk. Wisselwerkingen, (C.J.A. Jörg, Groningen, 1983), p.148, cat 159.
- Fine & Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, (C.J.A. Jörg, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam 2003), p.105, Fig. 108b.
For a similarly decorated, sold dish, please see;
The crackled glaze on object 2012272 is caused by the unequal contraction of the body and the glaze during cooling in the kiln after firing. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.235)
Condition 2012271: Perfect.
Condition 2012272: Two firing flaws and fine crazing to the glaze, caused by the firing process.
Price: € 749 - $ 858 - £ 681
(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)