Large Ko Imari Shochikubai Roundels Dish c.1730 No 2
An unusual dish decorated with a principal motif of three wreaths, wahana, each representing one of the three elements of the Shochikubai, further intersected and linked by a central ring all painted in underglaze blue with some gilt outlining. A type of design that is more frequently found used in the context of Lacquer and textiles. In addition Chrysanthemum and Peonies are depicted in gilt outlined enamels to produce an overall less austere appearance to the design. The reverse of the dish is decorated with a band of karakusa, and a six character reign mark for the Emperor Chenghua. The dish is quite large and robustly potted measuring 10.5 inches or approximately 26.5cm in diameter. The dish would appear to date to the late Kyoho to Horeki era, circa 1730-50. Shipping at Cost.