Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century
Height: 31 mm (1.22 inch), diameter of rim 210 mm (8.27 inch), diameter of footring 111 mm (4.37 inch), weight 318 grams (11.22 ounce (oz.))
Dish on footring, flat rim. On the base four spur-marks. Decorated in underglaze blue with a flowerpot with ribbons and tassels on a fenced terrace filled with flowering chrysanthemum and peony plants under a curtain with ribbons and tassels in a circular cartouche. The sides and rim in Chinese Kraak-style with eight large panels containing peach and auspicious symbols and eight narrow panels filled with a scale pattern and dots. The reverse is undecorated.
Tassels and ribbons are an unusual and rare motif on Arita blue-and-white export ware. In the early 18th century tassels and ribbons can be found on Japon de commande Armorial ware for the Van Buren, Van Buren and Van Brederode and the Van Bambeeck family.
For a similarly decorated dish, without the tassels and ribbons, please see: