A good Arita dish in shurogata hemp palm form decorated with kuri, chestnuts, in a somenishikide palette of underglaze cobalt blue with gilt outlined enamels. Dishes with this pattern were copied at the Derby factory in England in the 1770’s, and moulds of this form were used by the Kakiemon kiln in Nangawara during the period 1750-80. The Chestnut is a classic Japanese seasonal motif for the autumn. The reverse is decorated with a continuous lotus scroll, karakusa, arabesque and a Chinese six character mark, nien hao, for the Ming emperor Cheng Hua. The dish dates to the period 1740-60.
The dish is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. The dish measures approximately 19.5cm in diameter and is 3.5cm high. Shipping at Cost.