A 17th Japanese Blue and White Porcealin Dish. Probably Kakiemon or Uchiyama Kilns.
A Fine late 17th Japanese Porcelain dish, probably Kakiemon Nangawara kilns, or Uchiyama Kilns c.1680-1700. This thickly potted flower shaped blue and white porcelain dish is painted in bright tones of cobalt blue with lotus, in flower and with its distinctive seed pod. Above the painted design is a mark in the form of a circular seal at an angle, this mark is rare but there are examples known, see below for a Kakiemon porcelain dish with this mark. The back is painted with Karakusa lotus scroll border and a ‘Kin’ character mark within a double square. ‘Kin’ means gold and was a mark used in the Nangawara kiln from around 1670 to 1700. This mark was also used in the early 18th century, however it was more crowded within the double square, also the lines were thicker.
Condition: In perfect condition.
Size: Diameter - 18.5 cm (7 1/3 inches)
Provenance:From a Private English Collection of Japanese and Chinese Porcelain.
Stock number: 25265
Blue and White Kakiemon Serving Dish, Late 17th Century.