An Arita serving bowl, namasu, of moulded simplified lotus form partially celadon glazed with a ko sometsuke style Sansui landscape in the well of the bowl framed by enamelled Chestnut branches outlined in gilt. The reverse plain and the interior of the foot-ring clear glazed. The bowl is typical of the output of the Higuchi kiln in the Nangawara valley which specialised in combing celadon and clear glazes. The bowl dates to the Horeki era and the mid 18th century.
See Shibata Volume IV no 187 for an identical bowl there dated circa 1760-80, or no 3480 of the Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection.
The bowl is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration and measures 15cm in diameter and stands 4.8cm high at the rim. Shipping at Cost.