From our Japanese Collection, a good Meiji Period (1868-1912) imari lobed dish, executed in traditional palette using iron red, orange, blue, green, and gilt on a white porcelain body, depicting a stylized chrysanthemum head motif in the center well, along with dragon, phoenix, and floral motifs in the border reserves. An unpretentious but well-made traditional example.
Size and Condition: 8 3/8 inches in diameter. Some light wear to gilding in the center, heavier wear to the gilding along the rim edges, but all commensurate with age and use. No damage or restoration and a good ring when tapped.