A Shoki-Imari Japanese Porcelain Dish Early 17th Century

c.1620 - 1640

A Shoki-Imari Japanese Porcelain Dish, Arita kilns, Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū c.1620-1640. This small early Japanese porcelain dish is decorated was a turnip, complete with roots. The ornate depiction of this humble root vegetable is drawn in lines which have been over-painted in a single tone of cobalt blue. The repair to the edge was done during the Edo period (1603-1867) using melted glass that effectively solder the pieces together. This technique called Yaki-Tsugi used lead-glass powder that was heated until liquid, this then joined the brakes. The inscription is not the name of the craftsman that repaired the dish but it is written by him or her, it is the name of the owner. This meant the piece found its way back to the right owner.


A Edo period glass repair. Some crazing to the glaze.
Diameter 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
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