£55 - $90
A namasu of slightly flattened form with an inturned rim. Decorated in nishiki-de style with a combination of underglaze blue, gilding and gilt outlined enamels typical of the late Mid Edo period c.1750-80.
The central mikomi incorporating auspicious peonies painted in underglaze blue with two eliptical reserves containing a beached boat and elements of a landscape. Framed by a band containing two partially obscured dragons chasing flaming pearls. The remainder of the dish decorated with a repeat of the Peony pattern inset with two further reserves. An Autumnal scene, O-tsuki-mi, the festival of the Autumn moon, showing a building and trees with a pair of Geese, kari, in the foreground and a full moon, otsuki, in the Sky, and a stylised landscape incorporating elements of a castle and bridge. The reverse is painted with a simple lotus scroll and the base is of bulls eye form. The bowl is in good condition, no cracks, chips or restoration. It measures approximately 14.5cm in diameter and stands 4.8cm high. Shipping within the UK included in the sterling price. Worldwide shipping included in the $ price.