A very unusual enamelled polychrome Arita dish decorated with a curious central motif which would appear to be a highly stylised interpretation of double Vajra, similar motifs, are to be found of Chinese Ming porcelains of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The whole organization of the design into two circular registers, one inset with small lobed reserves, the other with a meander and a central roundel reserve also seems to follow Chinese blue and white precedents of this particular period. The dish incorporates a range of motifs Chrysanthemums, and Gentian flowers, as well as auspicious, lingzhi, magic fungus within a meander. Ming style patterns were particularly popular in the Genroku period. Dating circa 1690-1710.
The reverse of the dish is decorated with meander in Chinese wucai style incoroprating auspicious Ginko and Artemesin leaves and various flowers of precious appearance, hosoge mon. The interior of the foot-ring decorated with a six character Wanli, Banreki, nienhao. The dish measures 20.7cm in diameter. The dish has a crazed glaze, but no apparent hairlines, some minor enamel loss. Shipping at Cost.