Oriental Antiques from Collector to Collector. T his listing is a fine pair of Ko-Imari porcelain plates with beautiful cobalt blue colors in different tone with decoration of Paulownia flowers and a Shishi Foo dog in the center. Currently, the Paulownia flower is the Government Seal of Japan. In Edo Period, it was the private emblem of the Japanese Imperial family.
Because of this, It was rarely used to decorate porcelain ware. Similarly decorated pieces in the Shibata collection of Kyushu Ceramic Museum are dated to late 17thC to early 18thC. Each plate is 7.5 diameter (19.05cm). Tiny chip and fleabite to rim but no damage such as chips or cracks or hairlines. Please study photos carefully for further condition detail.
Japanese, Edo period, late 17thC to early 18thC, circa 1680s - 1720s. The item "Pair Japanese Edo 1680s Arita Sometsuke Ko-Imari Blue & White Porcelain Plates" is in sale since Thursday, March 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Plates".The seller is "baoming-collection" and is located in Davenport, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.