Antique Japanese Fukagawa Imari gilt enamel porcelain charger. Late Edo to Meiji period, circa 1860-70. Unusual asymetric design with mythical bird, serpent, and auspicious symbols. Surface shows gilt and enamel loss but no chips or cracks. It is trademarked with the scented orchid (koransha) of early Fukagawa. The Fukagawa company has been around for over a century, and has the honour of supplying porcelain to the Japanese Imperial family. The three lower marks read 'Fukagawa sei' meaning 'made by Fukagawa'. Measures 16.5 inches across.... This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques .If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to www.oneofakindantiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at www.PriceMyItem.com.
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