A rare square dish, kaku-zara, of cushion fom made in the early 18th century for Export to Europe. It is decorated in the centre with a classic kacho-ga motif of Chrysanthemums and Butterflies, and the border is painted with hosoge-mon, stylised floral motifs, reserved within a blue and gilt brocade ground with further stylised floral motifs. The dish is decorated in a kinsai palette of blue, gold and iron red wash. Dating circa 1700-30.
The reverse decorated with Iris and Plum sprays, and an OXO border to the rim. The dish is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, except for some minor firing flaws. It measures 23.5cm as measured from corner to corner, and is approximately 18.5cm wide and deep as measured from the centre, it stands 3.5cm high to the rim. The gilding is particularly well preserved. Shipping at Cost.