A rare serving dish with a reticulated border of interlocking rings, richly enamelled and gilded, the centre decorated with a reverse painted, kakewake, scene of three White Herons, san shirasagi, a classic motif found on Arita porcelain from the mid seventeenth century, surrounded by marshland plants, the distinctive heart vine, Aoi, and Kuwai, the Japanese arrowhead. The White Heron here symbolises purity.
The reverse decorated in a palette of iron red and gilt with a finely painted with karakusa style ring of Camelia vine.
The interior of the foot-ring containing a small seal in underglaze blue indicating that the bowl was produced at the Higuchi kiln in the Nangawara valley, one of the Kakiemon heritage kilns. It dates to the late mid Edo era circa 1750-80. The dish measures 6.25 inches or 15.8cm in diameter and stands 4.5cm or 1.75 inches high at the rim. The dish is in good condition, just a couple of lines to the fragile interlocking rings, otherwise no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost