Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke octagonal deep bowl painted in the centre with two figures about to cross a bridge towards a viewing pavilion in a mountainous river landscape scene, beneath sprays of bamboo, prunus, pine and a vine on a flat everted rim, the underside plain with two lines above the foot, the rim and inner rim with mushikui (fritting).

7 inches, 17.8 cm diameter.

Tianqi, 1621-1627.


The interior with some sand spots.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a Japanese private collection.
  • Formerly sold by Hirano Kotoken Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.