A Rare Silver and Gold Decorated 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Celadon Ware Dish.
A Rare 17th Century Moulded Japanese Silver, Iron Red and Gold Decorated Celadon Dish, Arita Kilns c.1650-1670. The Rectangular Dish with a `Folded` Corner has a Moulded Three Character Inscription in Cursive Script to the Center.
Condition: In excellent condition, minor rubbing to the oxidised silver, tiny firing crack to the back of the rim.
Size: Length : 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
Provenance:From an English Private Collection of Japanese and Chinese Ceramics.
References:For a dish of this design but white porcelain with a blue edge, dated to 1650-1670 see : Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection (Kyushu Ceramic Museum,2003) page 92, plate 0673.
For another dish of this design with a blue edge and blue wavy lines against a lime green ground with the calligraphy left in white, dated to 1650-1660 see : Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection (Kyushu Ceramic Museum,2003) page 71, plate 0511.