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Ko Imari âKakiemon Dragonâ Dish circa 1770

Ko Imari “Kakiemon Dragon” Dish circa 1770


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1318990

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A very unusual plate decorated with a central motif of a a late 17th century style “Kakiemon Dragon” framed by a segmented border with floral roundels each with fifteen petals set against a stylised wave and scroll ground, that seems to reference some of the wave patterns popular during the Transitional period. The rim decorated with auspicious stylised Lotus flowers and kara kusa motifs divided by a groups of five scattered small gold squares. The reverse plain but for a double circle surrounding a mark of Chinese Kangxi origin, composed of a brush, a pair of ruyi septres and an ingot of axe form bound with ribbons; a rebus, which can be read in Chinese as Bi ding ruyi, “may things be settled as you wish”. The dish dates to the late Mid Edo period circa 1750-80. The dish measures 22cm in diameter, and is 3.2cm high at the rim, one very small chip to the foot-ring, otherwise in good condition, no cracks or restoration. Shipping within the UK included in the sterling price. Worldwide shipping included in the $ price.