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Four (4) Japanese porcelain items, including Imari or Arita, plus two (2) Fan shaped watercolor paintings, 6 items total. 1st item: Japanese Imari compote with blue and white interior, the interior with central iron red flower surrounded by red, blue and green band of bats, flowers and diaper design, within a fret border and gilt rim. 4 1/2" H x 7" dia. Edo Period, c. 1840. 2nd item: Japanese Imari compote with ruffled rim enclosing a band of red, blue, green, lavender, and peach colored bird and flower decoration and a central image of a brightly colored bird among peonies. Pedestal with deer and bamboo designs. Calligraphy inscription on underside. 5 1/4" H x 7" dia. Meiji period, 1868-1912. 3rd and 4th items: Two (2) Imari or Arita porcelain covered bowls with Fuki Choshun inscriptions to lids and bases with underplates, all pieces with landscape, floral and medallion decoration with gilt trim. 4" H. Meiji Period, 1868-1912. 5th and 6th items: Two (2) Japanese fan shaped watercolor paintings with metallic highlights, depicting figures in landscape settings. Framed under glass with beige and taupe mats in ebonized wood frames with Asian style pierced brass hardware. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 10" W. Framed – 18" H x 26 1/2" W. First half 20th century.
PROVENANCE: West Tennessee collection, purchased in Florida in the 1960s
CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: Wear to gilt trim. 5th and 6th items: Paintings – One has a 1/2" loss at upper edge, overall both in very good condition. Not examined out of frames. Some toning and areas of discoloration to mats.