A JAPANESE KENJO IMARI BASIN EDO PERIOD, 1700-30
献上伊万里 色絵鉢 、江戸時代、1700-30
the center painted with a brocade of flowers, the cavetto decorated with four shaped panels reserved with stylized chrysanthemums, the base with an apocryphal Dai min seika nensei mark within a double-circle.
Diameter: 11⅛ in.
In overall good condition with very minor wear to the surface and minor firing imperfections.
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S. Marchant & Son, London, April 1998
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 375, p. 713, illus.
Kenjo Imari, according to Jörg's commentary in Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 713, refers to a specific type of Imari that is highly decorated and meant for domestic consumption. Kenjo, meaning "for presentation", were presented special occasions. Jörg further notes that there are several examples in the Dresden collection, such as the pair of bottle vases illustrated in Eva Stöber, 2001, cat. no. 85.