A 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Dish with a View of Mount Fuji
A 17th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish with a Painting of Mount Fuji, Arita Kilns c.1660-1680. This interesting interpretation of the quintessentially Japanese view, shows a fan shaped painting of Mount Fuji Fujisan Zu placed asymmetrically within the dish. To the lower right one can see a small group of buildings with a pagoda. A number of dishes of this design are known, there are differences though, the placing of the Fuji varies. There is a very similar dish in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, their dish shows a scroll painting rather than a fan shaped painting See References ; Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection. The base with three stilt marks.
- In excellent condition, very minor wear. Firing fault - small unevenness to the rim, the wet clay was probably knocked prior to glazing.
- Diameter 22.4 cm (8 3/4 inches)
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- For a very similar Japanese dish dated to c.1660-1680 but with a scroll painting rather than a fan painting see : Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection (Contributors Saga Kenritsu Kyūshū Tōji Bunkakan. Published by the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1990) page 153, plate 1168.
Mount Fuji Fujisan Zu