Vintage Chinese Imari Porcelain Charger Children Playin
Beautiful Chinese imari porcelain charger with a summer scene of children playing among pine trees surrounded by ruyi; symbols for longevity and immortality respectively. The children are playing games, such as hide and seek, chasing butterflies, looking into water, and playing acrobats. The theme of children playing can be related to the traditional chinese motif of "100 Children Playing" often related to the theme of weddings and possibly referring to Zhou Wen Wang, of the Zhou Dynasty who fathered 99 sons and adopted one more child to father 100 children. Attractive green geometric design on edge and other flower motif. There is a mark on the bottom. Age: Republic Period (c.1970)
Japanese Two Section Kiri Isho Tansu
Japanese two section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing), made entirely of kiri (paulownia) wood with beautiful straight grain on front, top section has three drawers, bottom section has three drawers, nice hardware including attractive side handles that also help connect top and bottom sections, very light natural color, Taisho Period.
Size: 44" high x 37" wide x 16 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger
Beautiful antique Japanese imari porcelain charger decorated with motif of chrysanthemums, butterflies and other floral patterns in green, blue, red, and gold. Well painted in the kinrande style. Age: Taisho / Showa Period (c.1930). Size: 18" diameter.
Antique Japanese Imari Charger
Attractive Japanese charger of unusual design. Blue and white underglaze with red, green, gold and purple and yellow overlay. Center medallion with lotus and water theme. Four delicate and well drawn scenes. Triple diamond shape with scene of court officials with flaming torches by the water's edge. Round shape with scallop edge with scene of lady with a fan and a courtier. This scene is derived from the Tales of Ise, in the Akuta river chapter. where Very well painted, with repeating geometric design and scrolling octopus vine.
In perfect condition. The back with chrysanthemums designs. Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Size: 18" diameter.
Japanese Blue and White Sho Chiku Bai Imari Charger
Beautiful Japanese blue and white imari charger depicting Sho Chiku Bai or the "Three Friends of Late Winter" namely the plum, the pine and the bamboo. Includes metal stand. Age: Meiji Perido (c.1900). Size: 21.25" diameter.