A large plate decorated in the three colour sancai palette with a central Peony motif with three reserves one with Peonies, emblematic of Spring, a pair of Quails beneath Millet and another with Chrysanthemums, emblematic of the months of Autumn. The partially ogee form reserves set against a blue brocade ground with stylised Chrysanthemums. The reverse decorated with three Peony sprigs. A three spur marks in a triangular arrangement to the base. Dating Kyoho era, c1710-40.
The plate measures approximately 25cm in diameter (eight suns rather than the more usual seven suns for a typical diner plate of the period), 4.2cm high at the rim. The plate is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, some to be expected light ware to the gilding and enamels, a small shallow chip to the rim. Worldwide shipping is included in the $ price and UK shipping is included in the Sterling price.