Fine Ko Imari Ryu-mon Tray Dish Mid Edo c.1750
A dish of decagonal scalloped form with a raised upturned rim decorated in some-nishikide style and gilt outlined enamels with a Chinese four toed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl in a sky filled with auspicious clouds and lightning bolts. Its body partially obscured by the clouds and its tail emerging from waves below. The dragon subject in its present form would appear to be adapted from Chinese compositions on porcelain of the late Ming to early Qing Shunzhi period. The dish dates to the late mid Edo period circa 1750-80.
The reverse of the dish is decorated with a classic lotus scroll and a four character mark for the Ming Emperor Chenghua. The dish measures 18cm or just over 7 inches in diameter and stands approximately 2cm or 0.8 inches high at the rim and is in good condition, with no cracks or chips or restoration. The foot-ring is unusually narrow in diameter for the period being only 10cm.
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