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Imari Large Ume ni Uguisu “Thumb and Finger” Dish c1750

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1195705

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A fine mid 18th century Arita scalloped form dish decorated with a pattern celebrating the arrival of Spring containing the traditional motifs, ume ni uguisu, Japanese Nightingales and a flowering Japanese Apricot (Plum tree), and Botan, Peonies, traditional harbingers of Spring combined in an imaginary landscape with a fingers of brocade intended to suggest spring mists, kasumi. The dish would date to the period 1740-60, and would appear to be the precedent for the so-called “Thumb and Finger” Japan patterns that date from the late Eighteenth century. The dish is comparatively large having a 10 inch, approximately 25.5cm, diameter, and is in very good condition, no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost.