An Arita dish in Kakiemon style dating to the period 1670-90 decorated in Shikishi Chirashi style with “Shikishi”, shaped poem cards which were used for the composing of both Poems and Small Paintings ,scattered, chirashi, over an asymmetric arrangement of Kara Kusa with Baika, plum flowers. The paintings depicting clouds and a hermit’s refuge. The design is quite austere almost in wabi sabi taste
. The reverse decorated with a classic lotus scroll ring and a six character mark for the Chinese Emperor Chenghua. A small footed dish with a very similar design is illustrated in the Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection no 1503 and there dated 1670-90.
The dish is in good condition except for crack from the rim at 7 O clock, please see images. It measures 20cm in diameter and 3.3cm high at the rim. Shipping at Cost.