Dish. Provenance: Japan. Dating: Late 17th early 18th century. Dish on a footring with a glazed base and a spreading flat rim, Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. In the centre decorated with a flower basket on a veranda filled with peonies. The underglaze blue rim is decorated with chrysanthemums divided by three panels decorated with a hõ-õ bird flying in between flowering plants and trees. The exterior wall is decorated with three wide spread prunus blossom sprays. On the base a circle with four spur-marks in a Y-pattern. Dimensions: Height: 45 mm (1.77 inch), Diameter: 275 mm (10,83 inch), Diameter of footring: 145 mm (5.71 inch). Condition: A strange (glazed) chip (this could very well be a firing flaw) with a firing flaw both to the rim and a firing hairline originating from a spur on the base probably caused just after the firing process when removing the dish from the firing spur.