Dish. Provenance: Japan, Arita presumably Sarugawa. Dating: Edo early, Manji-Tenwa period (1658-1683). Dish on footring with an everted rim and a glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue Chinese "Kraak" style. In the centre a decoration of two branches with fruit, one with pomegranates and one with finger-lemon fruit also called "Buddha's-hand citron". The interior wall is divided into panels of stylised peonies and precious objects alternating with narrower panels of florets. The reverse is undecorated. These dishes were made in different sizes. Dimensions: Height: 35 mm (1.38 inch), Diameter: 240 mm (9.45 inch), Diameter of footring: 123 mm (4.84 inch). Condition: A 2 mm (0.08 inch) fleabite to the rim. References;
C.J.A. Jörg, Fine & Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, Amsterdam 2003, p.28, object 8. S. Hartog, Pronken met Oosters porselein, Zwolle 1990, p.128, object 153.