A pair of Imari porcelain figures of ladies

1700-1720, Japan

Height: 46 cm, 18.1 inches

The ladies are standing wearing kimonos that are strikingly decorated with a design of the three friends in under glaze blue, iron red, salmon pink and gilding, the hair is tied up into a bunch at the back of the head and held in place with a large fan shaped hair pin. The modelling and decoration of this pair is of the highest quality.

Similar Examples

A similar example is illustrated in Fine and Curious Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, by Christian J.A. Jorg, plate 353, page 281.

Another example is illustrated by Suchomel, 1997, Cat. 97.

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