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Ko imari Nabeshima style Daikon-zu Dish c.1730

Ko imari Nabeshima style Daikon-zu Dish c.1730

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1239430

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An interesting and rare dish, something of a homage both to Nabeshima ware and root vegetables. The central motif is a Daikon painted in underglaze blue, following a similar motif found on Nabeshima porcelain, see Les Cadeaux au Shogun page 155, plate no 28, for a large Nabeshima dish decorated with a similar representation of a daikon set against a repeating wave ground,. The moulded swirling ribbed rim decorated with further representations of radishes or possibly turnips, and sprays of carrot foliage and Moths. Daikon have an association with Daikoku, the Japanese God of good Fortune, and Autumn. The reverse decorated with three ribboned Cash, Shippo, a classic Nabeshima motif employed during the early eighteenth century, and a Fuku mark within a single ring. The dish measures 7.75 inches or 19.7cm in diameter. The dish would appear to date from the second quarter of the Eighteenth century and the Kyoho to Horeki era. It is in good condition with no cracks, chips, or restoration; it has two small raised frits to the rim at one point, where apparently some tiny pieces of porcelain have become attached to the rim during the firing process. Shipping at Cost.