A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish

Genroku to Genbun c.1690 - 1730

A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish, Arita Kilns c.1690-1730. This shallow dish with a steeply everted rim depicts plants overlapping origami paper which in turn overlaps a fan with stylised a wave motif. This is set against a dark night’s sky which is scattered with snowflake emblems, some are filled with reeds or grasses and plum blossom. The snowflake, sometimes referred to as a snow wheel occurs on Japanese porcelain from time to time. The design is of course fanciful as the true form of a snowflake had yet to be determined. The upturned rim of this dish is dressed with an iron-oxide. The back has a continuous Karakusa scroll designs, there is a pseudo-Chenghua six-character mark (Ming dynasty, Chenghua 1465-1487) to the base.

 

Condition
In excellent condition, minor glaze impurities and very small firing faults.
Size
Diameter 20.2 cm (8 inches)
Provenance
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Stock number
26453
£ 480
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