A Small 17th Century Blue and White Japanese Porcelain Dish.
An unusual small 17th Century Japanese blue and white porcelain dish c.1655-1670. This Japanese porcelain dish has shallow raised moulding consisting of a lattice trellis with swirling and crashing waves, the painted design shows two geese (representing happiness) among fruiting melon and water.
Condition: In perfect condition. The glaze is uneven and in some places the biscuit porcelain shows through.
Size: Length - 15.2 cm (6 inches).
Provenance:From a Private English Collection of Japanese and Chinese Porcelain.
References:For a Japanese blue and white porcelain dish of this shape and design dated to 1655-1670 see : Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection (Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 2003) page 115, plate 0863.