Imari Punch Bowl

Imari Punch Bowl

A lovely, Imari punch bowl. The scene appears to be a depiction of the Giant Karp and Oniwaki-Maru. Standing 6″ tall, it is 14 3/4″ in diameter this piece has a significant presence. The deep blue border is almost black on in the interior and exterior. (If it appears lighter in color, that is only from the flash.) Overall, it is in very good condition with some minor wear. The wear is inside the bowl near the center and there is some gold guilt loss on the large flowers on the interior. (See the exterior for what they would have originally looked like.) However, the wear is not readily noticeable and the piece is priced accordingly.  Japanese, Circa 1885.