ARITA c.1690 – 1730 Japanese Porcelain
A Late 17th or Early 18th Century Blue and White Japanese Porcelain Lobed Dish, Arita Kilns c.1690-1730. The Partially Stylised Scene Shows Two Egrets Among Reeds and Ragged Edged Semi-Circles, Possibly Representing Lotus Leaves. A Third Crane is Depicted Among the Clouds. The Back has a Karakusa Scrolling Border. The Base has a `Running` Fuku Mark (Meaning Luck) with a Spur Mark in the Center and Three Further Spur Marks.
- In perfect condition, the center with some uneven glaze.
- Diameter : 18.2 cm (7 1/4 inches)
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An egret is one of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word "egret" comes from the French word "aigrette", referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret`s back during the breeding season.