A scalloped form dish with a very unusual design it would seem adapted from a Chinese precedent decorated with the “Hawthorn pattern”. The outer register decorated with a cracked ice ground, Hyouretsu-mon, with scattered plum blossom, baika, inset with snowflake roundels, yukiwa, with Autumn grasses, and hexafoil niche style reserves with precious objects, cash and scrolls tied with ribbons.
The centre decorated with hyouretsu-mon ground inset with two pairs of overlapping snowflake roundels one set enclosing stylised autumn grasses, and the other Cherry blossom floating on a wave.
The reverse of the dish is decorated with a lotus scroll arabesque incorporating three gobenka, and a six character mark for the emperor Chenghua within a single ring. There are five spur marks in an “X” formation to the base. The dish is in good condition, no cracks, chips or restoration. The dish would appear to date to the second quarter of the eighteenth century. Shipping at Cost.