Antique Japanese Imari Vase
Houou Birds 鳳凰
Floral Symbol of Love and Prosperity
Signed: Kanji script Imari 伊万里
Restored minor chip, overall in excellent condition!
Circa: Edo Period, -19th century and earlier
H 21 in. (53cm), D 9 in. (23cm)
A 19th century or earlier Edo period fine quality Kakiemon 柿右衛門 Imari vase, bulbous in shape with scalloped flared rim, decorated with Houou birds 鳳凰 ほうおう, flowers and trees in shades of red and gilt highlight, very well-drawn motifs on rich cobalt blue with a purple hue, a few glaze frits and a barely visible expertly restored fingernail size nick. Signed in Kanji script Imari 伊万里 on the base.
Estimated Value $800
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