A Small 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Dish

c.1660 - 1680

A Small Early Japanese Porcelain Dish, Arita Kilns c.1660 – 1680. This small 17th century Japanese porcelain dish is decorated with a Ikebana display out of a rock which is on a low table. The deep foot tapers to a sharp foot rim. There is are two small stilt mark to the center of the base and a pseudo Chinese mark. Ikebana is from the Japanese word ikeru meaning to arrange (flowers), have life, be living and hana ; flower. Possible translations includes ‘giving life to flower’ and ‘arranging flowers’.

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Condition
In excellent condition, undamaged. Firing fault - the dish is uneven, not a true circle.
Size
Diameter 15 cm (6 inches)
Provenance
N/A
Stock number
26035

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