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Set of Five Arita Molded Porcelain Dishes

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: item # 50082

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Set of Five Arita Molded Porcelain Dishes

Japanese Arita porcelain dishes with underglaze blue landscape scenes on a white molded floral ground. Meiji period (1868-1912). In the center of each dish is a double lined blue circle which contains a scene with a temple or shrine in a mountainous landscape. Birds fly overhead. The undecorated surface of the inside of each dish is molded to represent flowers and stylized clouds. On the reverse are blue rings both inside and outside the foot and three bats surrounding the outside of the dish.

Arita is a town on the island of Kyushu which has been a center of Japanese porcelain production since the seventeenth century. With Arita blue and whites, the blue is produced from a cobalt or indigo pigment and is painted straight onto the biscuit, after which the piece is glazed and fired.

CONDITION of each dish is excellent.

DIMENSIONS: 6 (15.3 cm) diameter, 1 1/8 (2.9 cm) high.

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