Two Pairs Imari Jars Hand-Painted Porcelain Late 19th Century Meiji Period
Two pairs of Imari jars. Price for the four jars: $7,200
Pair 1 (front)
Hand-painted in Imari designs, both jars show beautiful waterside scenes in cobalt blue, gilt, and two tones of iron red. The colors are exquisite and intense. We see water lilies, lotus, peonies, and bellflowers. One jar shows a shoreline, the other a cresting wave. Above the main scene on each jar is a medallion with gilded floral decoration. Around the shoulder and the base of each jar is a ring of decoration inspired by Japanese textiles. The hand-painted panels on the reverse echo the panels on the front of the jars but with many subtle changes (see image #8). On the side of each jar, we see a traditional Imari image of a vase on the garden terrace. The pair were made in Japan in the Meiji Period, circa 1880.
Dimensions: 15″ tall x 7″ diameter at the widest point.
Pair 2 (back)
This pair of hand-painted, antique Japanese Imari porcelain jars date to the late 19th century, circa 1880. The jars are decorated with a traditional Japanese Imari motif of birds and flowers painted in enamels of intense iron red, cobalt blue, peach, and gilding. They have a wine jar shape with a high domed and flanged lid. The finials are the traditional shi-shi, guardian lions. They are spotted and gilded. The main design is an exquisite panel on the front and back of each jar. Each panel shows a bird among flowering fruit tree blossoms and chrysanthemums. The ground around the panels is filled with flowers and scrolling vines.
Dimensions: 16″ x 8″ diameter at the widest point x 5.35″ diameter at the base