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.

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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
26010
£ 400
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