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Ai Kakiemon Matsubara Plate c.1680

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1314729

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A fine Kakiemon dish painted with a tako-karakusa, octopus scroll, arabesque ring to the border of the foliate moulded dish. The centre of the dish decorated with a symmetrically arranged ring with a repeating pattern of a stylised Pine grove, matsubara. The motif is probably a reference to the famous Awazuhara, pine grove of Awazu, one of the classic Eight Views of Omi, or alternatively a reference to famous Pine grove of Miho, Miho no matsubara, and based on a design taken from a contemporary or earlier Kimono. The ambiguity as to the origin of the design may be deliberate. The reverse painted with a classic karakusa scroll and a spiral Fuku within a double square. The rim painted with a dark brown iron fuchibeni glaze. The dish measures 20cm in diameter and stands 2.5cm to the rim. It is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. See Shibata Complete Collection no 2218, and Shibata Volume II no 465 for an identical dish. There dated 1680-1710, Empo to Genroku period. Shipping at Cost.