A RARE AND IMPRESSIVE PAIR OF LARGE JAPANESE IMARI TUREENS AND COVERS AND A LARGE DISH EDO PERIOD, 1690-1700 | 伊万里 染付色絵大蓋物 一対 と 染付色絵大皿、江戸時代、1690-1700年頃
Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD
A RARE AND IMPRESSIVE PAIR OF LARGE JAPANESE IMARI TUREENS AND COVERS AND A LARGE DISH EDO PERIOD, 1690-1700
伊万里 染付色絵大蓋物 一対 と 染付色絵大皿、江戸時代、1690-1700年頃
the tureens each sturdily potted, set on a straight foot rising to deep rounded sides, the exterior painted with four shaped panels each decorated in opulent gilding with pine, orchid, prunus and daylily, all reserved on an underglaze-blue ground with gilt floral scrolls, the domed covers each surmounted by a shishi-form knop, the large charger decorated in the center with a pair of cranes within a fenced garden with peonies and pine, all pieces with incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=365-+.
Diameter of dish 18⅞ in.
The dish and two tureens in overall good condition, with the dish and one tureen slightly warped. One cover with a hairline across the dome and a hairline extending from the rim measuring approx. 12 cm with an associated small chip to the lip and a minute glaze flake to the rim. The other cover with a hairline across the dome, and the knop off and reattached, with the losses to the lion's head, ears and tail with the tip of the tail restuck. Overall with wear to the gilding and scattered firing imperfections.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
The tureens and covers:
Estate of Carl-Anton Goess-Saurau (1921–2015) and his wife Marie (1921–1996), née Mayr-Melnhof, Schloss Pfannberg
im Kinsky Auktionshaus, Vienna, October 18, 2016, lot 141
The large dish:
The Rohde-Hinze Collection, Berlin
Grisebach, Berlin, July 4, 2015, lot 3153