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Ai Kutani Peony Arabesque Dish c.1670

Ai Kutani Peony Arabesque Dish c.1670


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1330731

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A good example of an “Ai Kutani” style dish decorated with a continuous scrolling vine of Peony flowers with Peony leaves and Buds set against a “frog spawn” type ground, which is typical of the period; see Volume II of the Shibata Collection no 347 for an identical border arabesque there dated circa 1670-80. The reverse of the dish is decorated with a gently undulating vine arabesque incorporating auspicious gobenka, flowers with five petals – see no 344 from the same volume for a similar reverse pattern. The dish measures approximately 20.8cm in diameter and stands approximately 3.2cm high at the rim, and is in good condition with no cracks or chips or restoration.