primarily Meiji period, comprising: five plates, five bowls, one lidded rice bowl and four lids, each having central blue and white dragon decoration on an iron red reserve with gilt painted decoration, each with Arita mark to base, plate 8-1/4 in.; four scalloped plates centered with a blue and white flower, surrounded by scenes of figures and flowers, each with Aoki mark to base, 8-1/2 in.; a punch bowl with phoenix and floral decoration with iron red, cobalt and gilt painted decoration, Arita mark to base, 3-3/4 x 8-5/8 in.; scalloped plate centered with an urn issuing flowers, surrounded by birds in a landscape, unmarked, 9-1/2 in.; four scalloped bowls, blue and white decoration and gilt painted lions, Fuku mark to base, 2 x 6 in.; four rice bowls with floral decoration, leaf mark to base, 2-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.; large lidded rice bowl with dragon decoration on a cobalt and gilt painted ground, Japanese mark to base, 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 in.; four lidded rice bowls, with gilt, cobalt and iron red painted decoration, Arita Hizen mark to lid handle, 3-3/4 x 4-1/4 in.; small scalloped dish, unmarked, 2-1/8 in.
Provenance: Collection of General Sam S. Walker and Charlotte B. Walker, Pinehurst, North Carolina
scratching, spotting, discoloration, rubbing to gilt borders, firing flaws, crazing, two plates with multiple chips to foot ring, punch bowl with painted repair to rim, rice bowls with chip to lid, one scalloped bowl with chip to rim, hairline cracks to bowls, rice bowl lids with hairlines, one rice bowl with heavy discoloration to interior, lidded rice bowl with flea bites to lid rim and repaired chips to bowl rim