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Lot 281: Magnificent 56 cm, Japanese Arita blue white porcelain charger, Meiji period, 1885-1912.

Est: $10,000 USD - $20,000 USDPassed
Eternity GalleryJune 22, 2024Tampa, FL, US

Item Overview


The charger contains a beautiful painting of several peonies, other flowers, many leaves and two tropical birds, sitting on a cherry tree, with a background of bamboo constructions. Although there are no marks, we may attribute this charger to Meiji period, . The surface of the charger is wavy, proving handmade production. There are 7 stilt marks on the back in the center. Stilts can be used in a few ways: they can be used to allow vessels to have glaze on the interior and exterior (including the bottom), as well as to nest and stack them in the kiln. Stand is made of hard red wood, carved especially for this charger. Diameter of the charger: 24.25 inches = 56.5 cm; Height: 4 inches = 10 cm; Height of the charger & stand: Approximately 30.5 inches = 76 cm Weight: approximately 6-8 kg; Condition: almost perfect, no chips, no cracks, just a small area (1 x 2 cm) of uneven glaze on the front surface. Provenance: from estate collection in Florida, USA. When were reign marks first used? Imperial reign marks in kaishu, or regular script, began to appear regularly at the beginning of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and continued throughout the subsequent Qing dynasty (1644-1911). You would not expect to find reign marks on pieces from earlier dynasties. The most common marks on porcelain tend to be written in underglaze blue within a double circle. There was a brief time during the Kangxi period in 1667 when the emperor issued an edict forbidding the use of his reign mark on porcelain in case the ceramics were smashed and discarded. This resulted in many porcelain marks simply comprising empty underglaze blue double circles, or the use of auspicious symbols in underglaze blue such as an artemesia leaf, a lingzhi mushroom or the head of a ruyi sceptre.

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