A Japanese Porcelain Dish in the Dutch Delft Style c.1700.

A Blue and White Japanese Porcelain flower shaped dish, Arita kilns c.1700. Painted in the Delft Chinoiserie style with a landscape with pagoda to the right and a servant holding a parasol to protect a man. The perspective, which appears to be in reverse shows boats in the foreground which are far too small. The rim has an iron-oxide dressing referred to as Kuchibeni (literally means `lipstick`). The base has a `Running Fuku’ Mark (Meaning Luck).


In perfect condition.
Diameter : 16 (6 1/4 inches)
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For a Japanese blue and white porcelain dish of this form and pattern from the collection of Augustus the Strong with an inventory date of 1721 see : Le Maladie de Porcelaine, East Asian Porcelain from the Collection of Augustus the Strong (Eva Strober, Edition Leipzig, 2001. ISBN 3-361-00530-2) page 158, plate 70. For a blue and white Japanese porcelain dish with a version of this design from Twickel Castel see : Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections (Christiaan J.A.Jorg, Hotei Publishing, 2003. ISBN 90-74822-16-9) page 150, plate 168. A dish of this design and shape was sold by R and G McPherson, stock number 22453.



The present dish shows a clear link with Japanese porcelain made in imitation of the Dutch Delft artist Frederik Van Frytom (1632 - 1702), which itself is part of a wider group of late 17th and early 18th century Japanese porcelain made in imitation of a Delft pottery in general. Most Delftware copied by the Japanese was different to the Van Frytom designs in that it was Chinoiserie in style, rather than European, often being based on Delftware in the Chinese Transitional style. Van Frytom`s painting style is purely European and is part of the 17th century Dutch landscape tradition.