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18th C. Kangxi Imari Shell Dish - #2

18th C. Kangxi Imari Shell Dish - #2


Chinese export porcelain Imari pattern molded dish, c. 1700 – 1720.


Dimensions: Approximately 6¼” x 6½”.



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 glaze has a slightly blue tint.


The reverse bears a label from the Benjamin F. Edwards collection. Edwards was a well known collector of Chinese Imari porcelain.


This reverse also bears tw0 labels for Lot 492 in Christie’s New York June 2, 2005, sale (Sale #1528).


Condition: Wear to gilt, fritting, age related wear on reverse, glaze flaw on front; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.

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