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Arita Dish in Nabeshima Style - Meiji

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Arita Dish in Nabeshima Style -  Meiji
Interesting little Japanese Arita coupe shaped dish in the Nabeshima style. This little charmer measures only 4 1/2" diameter at the top, stands 1 1/8" high on its footed base and the foot measures 2 1/8" diameter. Several distinctive features highlight this dish - the classic Nabeshima coupe shape, the Nabeshima style combed foot pattern (although not as precise as true Nabeshima) - the three underglaze blue cash design on the underside. Then there is this wonderful animal on the right side of the dish - if I did not know better, I would swear it was a llama. Yet, I find it hard to believe the Japanese ceramicist of the late 1900's would be familiar with a llama. Must be a horse - but certainly a very "llama-like horse? ! Very good condition with the exception of some missing overglaze enamel in the lower portion of the top design - however, it's absence does not detract from the interest or quality of this fine small example. Dates from mid to late Meiji - circa 1890-1915.

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