A large Kutani charger in the Ko-Kutani palette depicting a group of sages in front of a waterfall. The senior priest holds a scepter and is possibly paying homage of praying to the large waterfall. Immediately behind is a young acolyte - and two older priests - all kneeling behind the head priest. Overall condition is very good - there are minor losses to the overglaze enamel - on the headpieces, and one on part of one tree. On the rim there is a chip of 3/4" length on the lower left rim. And there is a 2" long stable hairline crack that can be seen on the back of the charger.
The charger measures 13" diameter and is 1 1/2" deep. Very hard to date this one - could be any time from mid-Meiji to the 1930's. We lean towards the end of the Meiji period, circa 1890 - 1910. There is a black on green Fuku (Good Fortune) mark in the center of the underside of the charger.