A finely moulded Arita dish the upper third painted with a simple landscape containing a flowering Japanese Apricot, ume, symbolic of Winter partially “obscured” by the rim of the dish and Bell flowers, kikyo, Gentian, symbolic of Autumn. The remaining lower portion decorated with a stencilled, katagami, brocade pattern of hexagonal diaper with florets.
The edge of the dish has a thickly applied dark iron brown glaze. The reverse decorated with a classic lotus scroll and a six character Chenghua mark within a single ring. The base of the dish showing the scars of a set of four spurs arranged in a “Y” shaped pattern. The dish measures 18 cm in diameter and approximately 22mm high to the rim and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration some small flaws to the brown glaze. Shipping at cost.