Height: 2 1/2 inches, 6 cm
Width: 4 inches, 10 cm

Set of five porcelain bowls

Japan, Arita, 18/19th century

A set of five porcelain bowls, each decorated in greyish underglaze blue on a white ground with a continuous scrolling branch, on which leaves and fruit are growing. Around the foot rim is a band of formal leaves. The interior base has a five-petalled star-shape underneath a band offormal key-fret at the foliate rim. The white base is unmarked.