£135 - $240
A dish of square form with slightly upturned corners decorated with a central motif of a Shochikubai mon. Here an interwoven symmetrical arrangement of the three elements of the Three Friends of Winter, rather than the more common ring format. This style of shochiku-mon appears to date from the Kyoho to the Horeki era. The remainder of the dish decorated with stylised dragons set against a ground of lightening and auspicious clouds and cash. The reverse decorated with further auspicious symbols against a lightening field, and a six character mark for the Ming Emperor Jiajing with whom this kind of rather dense style of decoration with auspicious dragons and objects was particularly associated.
The dish measures 19cm in width, 26.5cm as measured diagonally, and stands 4.5cm high at the tip of the corners and approximately 4cm at the low points. The dish is in good condition with no cracks chips or restoration. Shipping at Cost