A Japanese blue and white porcelain bowl, Arita circa 1690-1740.
The steeply sided barded rim bowl is decorated with rocks and plants, the center of the bowl is painted with two well-dressed ladies holding a parasol. The outside is decorated with scrolls.
The barded rim is colored with an iron-oxide enamel, called Fuchibeni and meaning lipstick in Japanese. The base has a running Fuku mark meaning luck, mark frequently used during the Edo period.
4.5 X 14.5
For a barbed rim dish of this pattern with touches of Kakiemon enamels from The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, See Japanese Porcelain (Soame Jenyns, Faber and Faber, 1965) Plate 73D. For a bowl of this type see sold item 22121 -Robert McPherson Antiques. The John Drew Collection of Oriental Ceramics, Item 216. The Jack Johnson Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics.
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