17th Century Japanese Ko-Kutani Type Porcelain Bowl
A Ko-Kutani Type Bowl, Arita Kilns c.1660-1680. This small 17th Century Japanese bowl was made at the Arita kilns, previously it was thought that this type of early Arita porcelain was ‘Kutani’, referred to as Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) in Japan. The flared sides are decorated with scenes of rustic country buildings next to trees, the other panel is painted with what looks like a fruiting plant. These designs and the border are framed with a diaper pattern in flat iron red. The enamel colours including thin iron red, green and blue, with black outlines. The exterior is painted in thin iron red, with two very roughly painted concentric circles. The porcelain thins to the edge of the bowl and the surface is finely crazed.
- In very good condition, small losses to the green enamel, minor firing faults.
- Diameter 14.5 cm (5 3/4 inches).
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