A pair of Imari porcelain deep bowls and covers
Early 18th century, Japan
Height: 32 cm, 12.6 inches. Diameter: 32 cm, 12.6 inches
Each with deep rounded sides and a low domed cover with flattened knob. The decoration is similarly arranged on both the bowls and the covers, with four rectangular panels each painted with flowers or trees in an outdoor setting amongst which are Camellia, peony, chrysanthemum and plum.
Porcelain for Palaces, British Museum exhibition 1990, figure 246