Sold Ceramics - Sold Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century - Dishes - Page 1
Japan, Arita presumably Sarugawa
Height 38 mm (1.50 inch), diameter of rim 200 mm (7.87 inch), diameter of footring 105 mm (4.13 inch), weight 353 grams (12.45 ounce (oz.))
Dish on footring, flat rim. On the base three spur-marks in a V-pattern. Decorated in underglaze blue in the style of Chinese kraak porcelain with an insect perched on a rock in a marsh landscape with water, rocks and flowering plants encircled by an eight pointed scalloped medallion. The sides with eight large panels filled with peach and auspicious symbols and eight narrow panels filled with a scale or zig-zag lines pattern and dots. The reverse with two sprays of flowering branches. On the base a paper label that reads: 'Blue & White (Sometsuke) ca. 1675. Arita (Japan)'.
Condition: A firing flaw to the footring.