Twelve (12) Japanese Imari or Arita porcelain tableware items, with polychrome and enamel decoration of flora, birds, butterflies, fish, and other precious objects, gilt highlights throughout. Includes two (2) compotes or footed bowls, one (1) covered bowl with flared rim, one (1) small covered box with strap handle to lid, three (3) sake cups with scalloped rims and blue character marks to underside of bases, and five (5) saucers. Ranging in size from 1 3/4" H x 2 3/8" dia. 20th century. Also includes one (1) copy of JAPANESE PORCELAIN 1800-1950, by Nancy N. Schiffer, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., West Chester, 1986 and one (1) copy of IMARI, by Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, 1982. Ranging in size from 12 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 1" D to 14 1/2" H x 10 3/4" W x 1/2" D. Provenance: the estate of Dr. John M. Tudor, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items in overall very good condition with general wear. Three items with retail stickers to underside of bases. One bowl with 1 5/8" piece of old scotch tape to rim. Lid does not sit flush on covered bowl. Books in overall good condition, JAPANESE PORCELAIN dust jacket with 3/4" tear, top left.
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