A very usual tray shaped dish with steeply angular sides decorated with one of the more esoteric designs to be found on Arita porcelain. The subject is a view of a Zashiki room., the tatami covered formal reception room for guests found at the heart of Aristocratic dwellings of the Heian period. The design is in a sense a tromp l’oeil, a playful exploration of perspective, involving both distortion and apparent de-construction and re-arrangement of the rectangular elements in the design, the brocade and bamboo blinds, windows and screens. The floor and the sky presumably are presumably retained to give a sense of vertical orientation within the composition. The design may be read as a play on the idea of a room within a room. Seal mark to base. The dish is in good condition with no cracks chips or restoration and measures just under 20cm in diameter and stands 3cm high. Dating 1730-50. Shipping at Cost.