ARITA c.1720 – 1740 Japanese Porcelain

A Rare 18th Century Japanese Teabowl and Tripod Saucer, Arita Kilns c.1720-1740. The Barbed Form Painted in Gold and Dark as well as Pale Iron-red with Panels of Two Quail Among Millet, Grasses with Two Butterflies and Flowers with two Grass Hoppers. The Saucer Stands on Three Shaped Legs.

In very good condition. A tiny chip to the footrim of the teabowl.
Diameter saucer : 11.5 cm (4 1/2 inches)
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As far as I am aware there are no published examples of saucers with legs, either in Japanese or Chinese porcelain. Among all the thousands of teabowls and saucers I have seen I can`t recall seeing this form either. Somewhat larger Japanese porcelain serving dishes with tripod feet are known. For a Kakiemon examples see stock number 23696. A blue and white porcelain tripod dish is illustrated in : Commemorative Exhibition of the Donation, Shibata Collection VI, Techniques and Decorative Methods Used in the Edo Period (The Kyushu Ceramic Museum 1998) page 53, plate 84. A Japanese porcelain dish of this form and design can be seen in our `Sold Items` number 23257.