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Footed Japanese Koransha Porcelain Dish

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Footed Japanese Koransha Porcelain Dish
Elegant Koransha white porcelain footed dish with dramatic design of large underglaze blue leaves, small overglaze turquoise leaves and overglaze red enamel berries outlined in gold. Meiji/Taisho period. Two blue rings encircle the high foot, beneath which is found the Koransha mark of the scented orchid painted in underglaze blue. The subtle background shading moves from pure milky white at the top of the dish and changes to a lighter and then somewhat darker shade of blue as it surrounds the leaves and berries. This type of porcelain was made by the Fukagawa Koransha potters of Arita. In 1875, Ezaiemon Fukagawa founded Koransha (The Company of the Scented Orchid) in Arita. The next year, Koransha exhibited at the Philadelphia Exhibition, and in 1878 they exhibited in Paris. Koransha porcelains are noted for their excellence and consistent high quality. Condition is perfect. Overall dimensions: 9 diameter, 2 high.

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