Piece been inspected by several independent antiques experts and by Ashmolean museum Japanese porcelain curator - been confirmed that piece is genuine and authentic. Extremely rare Japanese "Arita" blue and white porcelain bowl.
Rare Japanese piece back from late 17th century to early 18th century. Condition: Piece in rare excellent condition, one thing to mention - minor/slight paint loss on top rim "copper ring". Please inspect pictures closely when "zoomed in". As for today just four similar bowls recorded in existence on a global scale, this one is 5th.
Nothing similar on private Japanese porcelain collectors hands. A little bit of background on this piece.
Piece cataloged at least in three different "Japanese" porcelain catalogs. Similar one (in very poor condition) on exhibition at Ashmolean museum since 1978 - Ashmolean object reference link below. Gift to Ashmolean Museum from famous person and collector - Gerald Reitlinger. Another two similar pieces are preserved at "Burghley House", both pieces been on display for some time. I was not able to take a real look at them two as they are preserved and i was not able to make arrangement to take a look at them.
Measures unknown & condition unknown. Last similar piece, location is: Twickel Castle, Delden, Holland - dimensions and condition - unknown. "The Burghley Porcelains", 1986, No. Twickel foundation, Delden, see Jorg, 2003, No.
Late 17th to early 18th century. Bowl's height from surface to top rim: 2.73 inch Diameter across top rim: 4.52 inch Diameter around top rim, on very top: 14.8 inch Height of the foot rim: 0.185 to 0.190 inch Diameter across foot rim: 1.96 inch. I will play my part in it as much as possible on my end regarding all documentation which would be needed to export this piece. If you have any question (-s), please feel free to contact me, if i will be able to answer your question (-s) i will do that. 18th RARE Museum Piece Antique Japanese Arita Blue and White Porcelain Bowl" is in sale since Friday, January 6, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Bowls". The seller is "5_claw_dragon" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.