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A Japanese Hanging Dish-Tripod Legs â Taisho/Showa

A Japanese Hanging Dish-Tripod Legs – Taisho/Showa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1960: Item # 1023225

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This is an interesting piece of Japanese porcelain. It is a shallow bowl with a crackle finish and a Greek Key design in underglaze cobalt blue on the border. There are two small extensions on opposite sides of the piece that are pierced with small holes – presumably for use in hanging the dish from above. The bottom of the dish is a solid matte brown glaze with tiny tripod legs. Why the piece would be both designed to hang from something and also to stand on its tripod base is a mystery to us.

The piece measures 3 ¾” diameter and is 1 ¼” deep. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. We date it to the Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1925 – 1950s. It could possibly even date back to late Meiji.