Bowl with a design of children at play and characters Ju(Kotobuki) in gold

Imari ware



Artist Imari ware
Period Edo period, 17th century
Materials and techniques Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Size H.7.9 MD.38.5 BD.22.5


The bowl is decorated with a typical design of ko-Imari ware called hyaku-karako, meaning a hundred Chinese children. In the center of the interior surface are letters "Ju" (longevity) enclosed within green frames, while the wall is painted with meticulous pictures of Chinese children playing indoors.