17th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish

Kanbun (1663–1673) or Enpô Era (1673 - 1681)

A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish of Ko-Kuntani Type, Arita Kilns, Kanbun 寛文 (1663–1673) or Enpô 延宝 era (1673 – 1681). The central design depicts a bonsai tree with a zigzag trunk among small stones and low level plants set in a raised plant container which would probably be made of metal. The border has eight quatrefoil panels set against a mid-tone blue wash. The back has five concentric rings in underglaze cobalt blue, the center has a large seal mark among three spur-marks. The glaze has a pale blue-green tint which is common with the Ko-Kutani type the glaze is evenly crazed to the front and back.

Condition
In excellent condition, the glaze is evenly crazed to the front and back.
Size
Diameter 22 cm (8 1/2 inches)
Provenance
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Stock number
26081
£ 480
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