Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques
Memphis, TN
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A Japanese Imari charger that is intricately painted in underglaze blue, iron red, green, and gilt and contains an elaborate phoenix, peony, and dragon motif. There is reverse scroll that was painted in underglaze blue, iron red, green, and gilt, and three spur marks. The charger was made as an ordered article or presentation piece, which would have been used in the house of the nobility, feudal lord or the home of a military dictator for a special occasion such as a wedding or 60th birthday.

Vetted Antique Shows/Fairs
Palm Beach | America’s International Fine Art and Antiques Fair, West Palm Beach, FL, 2006

Kansai area of Japan
Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques, Memphis, Tennessee

Stock no. 1023
Origin: Kansai area of Japan
Circa: Late Edo Pd., 1850-1868
Height: 2 ins.
Other Dim: Diameter 15.5 ins.