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Japanese Ao Imari (blue/green Imari) Oval Scalloped Edge Dish/Bowl. Circa 19th Century

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Asian Art100 of 143Unusual Chinese Round Teapot / Blue and White Dragon Design / Circa Mid-Late 20th CenturyVibrant Ando Japanese Pigeon Blood (Akasuke) Cloisonne Vase / Rose Design  / Circa 1900- 1940
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Posted 2 years ago


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Found this 12" x 11" dish at GW today. It is Japanese Imari but not the typical cobalt and red on a white background. Instead it has a pale celadon green background with a blue design. Termed "Ao Imari "(blue/green Imari) , Shoki Imari, used underglazed cobalt blue painting that oftentimes borrowed from Chinese motifs, and was made in the Arita kilns near the port of Imari from the 17th Century. Examples are fairly rare with the green background rather than the standard porcelain white background. This one has an unusual shape. The design is a landscape but I can't seem to make out what that object is in the foreground. It sure is strange! -Mike-


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
  2. CindB CindB, 2 months ago
    Hey Mike! I love this dish here! How might this tie to Aoki Jinichiro aka J.Aoki? Or does it?
  3. CindB CindB, 2 months ago
    Hey Mike! YooHoo!!!! :)
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 months ago
    Thanks CindB :)....I really don't know. It's been a while since I researched this piece. I usually check Gotheborg's site to see what there is about most of my Asian pieces. This is where I got my info for this piece. I think it's quite similar in decoration and color.

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