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. Three spur-marks on the base. Decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre a decoration of an insect perched on a rock in a marsh landscape with water, rocks and flowering plants encircled by an eight pointed scalloped medallion. The carvetto is decorated with eight large panels containing peach and auspicious symbols and eight small panels filled with a scale or zig-zag lines pattern and dots. On the exterior wall two spays of flowering branches. On the base a paper label with the text: Blue & White (Sometsuke) ca. 1675. Arita (Japan). Dimensions: Height: 38 mm (1.50 inch), Diameter: 200 mm (7.87 inch), Diameter of footring: 105 mm (4.13 inch). Condition: A firing flaw to the footring.