A Rare Gold, Red and Black Decorated 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Dish
A rare small early gold, black and red decorated Japanese Porcelain dish c.1655-1670. This unusual dish, made for the Japanese domestic market, was perhaps made at the Nangawara Kilns. A number of dish with raised Nyoi – Head moulding have been attributed to the Nangawara Kilns during this period (1655-1670). The cavetto of the present dish is moulded in relief with Nyoi – Heads containing complex decoration. The painting depicts mountains with trees set around water, two buildings including a temple as well as a flock of birds flying.
A Related Japanese Taste Dish that Purchased by Augustus the Strong, Germany.
A Rare Early Japanese Porcelain Dish from the Collection of Augustus the Strong, Arita Kilns c.1655-1670, Acquired by Augustus the Strong in 1721.
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Provenance: Augustus the Strong (1670 – 1733).
The Royal Collection at The Japanese Palace, Dresden, Wheel Engraved Johanneum Inventory Mark to the Base N : 17 Followed by a Square.
The Square Represents the `Krack` section of the inventory, this Japanese dish appears to come under Chapter IV. Table services of 1721.