A rectangular dish, kakunagazara, made for the Japanese domestic market decorated with an auspicious manji-tsunagi, wan diaper, gilt brocade ground inset with ume hana, plum blossom inset with niche like lobed reserves containing stylised Camellia, Tsubaki. The central reserve, mikomi, window, containing geometrically arranged stylised Bamboo, take, Bamboo shoots and grasses with mist or clouds in Kumo finger form painted in underglaze blue. The motifs are consistent with a late autumn, winter, early spring theme. The dish dates to the Horeki era of the mid Edo period.
The reverse is painted with an all over hagi-karakusa bush clover scrolling arabesque ground with a leiwen border, kaminari-mon, to the foot, and a four character fuki chosun mark. The dish is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. It measures 21.2cm in length, 12cm in width and approximately 4.5cm in height. Shipping at Cost.
£115 - $195