A JAPANESE ARITA 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' BOWL EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
supported on a slightly tapered foot rising to fluted sides, the exterior painted with floral sprays, the center of the interior with a dragon, the interior painted with a large chrysanthemum and other flowers, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N:12.☐, and painted black Hausmarschallamt numbers I. 356. of the second half of the 19th century.
Width: 7⅛ in.
There is a hairline extending from the rim measuring approx. 4.5 cm, and consolidated with glue. Overall with minor firing imperfections and light surface wear.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden,
bearing Porzellansammlung im Zwinger inventory number P.O.4791.
Restituted to the former Royal family of Saxony
Sotheby's Amsterdam, October 16-17, 2001, lot 81
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 377, p. 715, illus.
The 1721 and 1779 inventories of the Japanese Palace list ‘No. 12. 2 pcs. round and somewhat scalloped bowls, with gilt rims...' Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 715. The other example is in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden (P.O. 4792).