Ko-Imari Blue and White Porcelain Cup with Heron DesignARCHIVED
A Ko-Imari cup made in the late Edo period. It is a thin and elaborate body and depicts two herons standing in a wetland in white. This type is said to have been made during the Tenmei (1781 to 1789) to Kansei (1781 to 1789) periods and is characterized by richly coloured underglaze blue. It is an excellent piece of Ko-Imari that combines outstanding quality workmanship with the unique expression of the heron.
The iron contained in cobalt is partially spotted. There are no defects other than grits and small kiln scratches, and the condition is excellent. It comes with a box.
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