ARITA c.1770 – 1790 Japanese Porcelain
An Large 18th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish, Arita Kilns c.1770-1790. This Lobed Dish is Painted with a Central Scene of Fishermen on a Small Boat Pulling in a Net. The Borders Include Four Inscriptions Using the SumihajikiTechnique.
- Diameter : 31.8 cm (12 1/2 inches).
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This type of ceramic decoration appears in Japan just after the middle of the 17th century, although its origins are much earlier. The effect created is that of painted white lines cutting through blue, this is achieved using a wax resist type paint called `sumi` which protects the white porcelain from the cobalt blue over-painting. The `sumi` is burnt off during the firing to leaving white lines to contrast against the blue.