£250 - $350
A fine large fan shaped sweetmeat dish decorated with a central motif of a wide mouthed baluster form vase flanked by a pair of rectangular shallow sand filled bronze trays, suiban, containing arrangements of Cherry, Camelia, Chrysanthemums and Pinkes. The rim framed by a Chrysanthemum arabesque and the reverse of the dish painted with floral sprigs in iron red and a thunder fret border in underglaze blue to the outside of the foot-rim.
The dish is strikingly similar in form and decoration to examples in the Dresden collection with inventory marks indicating that they were acquired before 1721. See Reichel “Altjapanisches Porzellan” illustration no 60 “Konfektschalen”, and the notes thereto at page 151. There dated to the late 17th century or early 18th century.
The dish measures 29cm (11.5 inches) at its widest, approximately 12cm (4.75 inches) in width and stands 3.5cm (1.4 inches) to the rim. It is in good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration, please see images. Worldwide shipping is included in the $ price and UK shipping in the Sterling price.