18th C. Kangxi Imari Shell Dish - #1
Chinese export porcelain Imari pattern molded dish, c. 1700 – 1720.
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Dimensions: Approximately 6¼” x 6¼”.
The shell-shaped body is edged in gold with a narrow diaper band and is decorated in Imari floral designs in underglaze blue with overglaze iron red and gilt highlights.
The reverse bears a label from the Benjamin F. Edwards collection. Edwards was a well known collector of Chinese Imari porcelain.
This piece was part of Lot 492 in Christie’s New York June 2, 2005, sale (Sale #1528).
Condition: Firing flaws on the reverse, glaze loss on lower rim, fritting, wear to gilt, age related wear on reverse; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.