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A Large Brightly Colored Ceramic Charger â Meiji

A Large Brightly Colored Ceramic Charger – Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: Item # 825854

Please refer to our stock # 18 when inquiring.
A very dynamic large 12” diameter charger decorated in thick overglaze enamels on a white porcelain base. The design is that of two fishing boats – both of which have thatched roofs and furled sails. The two fishermen appear to be either talking or passing some object from one boat to the other. The scene is bordered in a four-cornered thin band to frame the main picture and the rim has a colorful larger band of geometric red flowers and intersecting lines. The underside of the bowl is not decorated except for a large potters mark inside of a light blue frame. The mark has been translated as "Seisho Sai Ga (painted by Seisho Sai), Juzan Gama Zo (Juzan kiln made)". The charger measures 12” diameter and is 1 ¼” high at the rim. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. We date it to the later Meiji period, circa 1910-1920s.