The design of the dish shows strong Chinese Qing influence. The border pattern, a lotus arabesque against a yellow ground, imitates Chinese famille rose precedents of the late Qianlong and Jiaqing period made for the Imperial palace.
The central motif contains a Chinese style landscape, containing a Pagoda in the distance and a small hermit’s refuge in the foreground, perhaps very loosely inspired by one of the popular sets of views, such as the Eight views of the West lake.
The reverse decorated with further lakeside scenes of islands and fishing boats, and a four character Chenghua nien hao, Seika nensei. The dish measures 8 inches in length, 20.3cm, and 4.75 inches in width, 12.1cm. and 1.6 inches in height, 4cm, and is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. A similar dish but with a green ground see No 3663 at page 465, The Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection.
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