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19th c. Japanese Imari Bowl


Code: CDE2109

Dimensions:H: 9.5cm (3.7")Di: 24cm (9.4")

A fine quality Meiji period, Arita Imari bowl of subtle lobed form with floral motifs interspersed with dragons ornamented with gilt highlights.  The interior base is decorated with a phoenix igniting into a magnificent fire symolising rebirth and renewal.  The combination of a dragon (yang) with a phoenix (yin) balance to symbolise matrimonial bliss and everlasting love ensuring that a newlywed couple will be blessed with luck, great fortune and achievement.   Origin: Japan.  Circa 1880.