Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, one octagonal plate and one scalloped rim plate, both decorated in the imari style, octagonal plate is Meiji in style with like aqua blue enamel added and more stylized and meticulous decoration, marked on back "good" in Japanese, the scalloped dish has a more traditional imari pattern and is marked with four characters translating to good luck in both Japanese and Chinese.
Diameter: 8.5 in. (largest)The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
A chip to rim and firing imperfection to underside of octagonal dish; chip to underside of rim and rubbing and loss of gilt decoration on scalloped dish.