Pair of 18th Century Japanese Delft Style Tripod Dishes

c.1740 - 1770

A Pair of 18th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Delft Style Dishes, Arita Kilns c.1740 – 1770.  These dishes of silver shape are an adaptation of the Rococo style and based on contemporary Dutch Delftware. The potting is light and the sides of these shallow tripod dishes are thin, so in that sense they are superior to the Delfware originals. The rims are cut leaving sharp crests, the Delft pottery originals would have had moulded edges. The feet are simpler than the originals, essentially the dishes rest on three moulded triangles with a ridge that is decorated with a simple design of raised dots. The painting of the central landscape owes little to the West but the border is clearly Western in style.


One dish quite a large chip to the rim (see photographs), both have minor chips to the very vulnerable sharp points on the edge.
Diameter 13.9 cm (5 1/2 inches)
For a related Japanese porcelain tripod dish dated to the late 18th century see : Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections (Christian J.A. Jorg, Hotei Publishing, 2003. ISBN 90-74822-16-9. Page 255, plate 328. For another 18th Century Japanese porcelain tripod dish of this type dated to c.1730 see : Japanese Export Porcelain, Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oliver Impey, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam,2002) page 229, plate 398.
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