A finely decorated 17th century Japanese Porcelain dish, Arita kilns c.1680-1700. Painted using a wet-brush, creating a rich variety of cobalt tones and thicknesses of wash over pale sketchy lines. The scene shows two standing cranes among pine trees, grasses and rocks. The everted rim is decorated with contrasting tonal washes. The back is painted with a Karakusa scrolling border and a mark within a double square.
Condition: In perfect condition. The glaze is crazed, some minor kiln grit.
Size: Diameter - 18.4 cm (7 1/2 inches)
Provenance:From a Private English Collection of Japanese and Chinese Porcelain.