An interesting Japanese Arita saucer form dish decorated in a transitional style incorporating elements of the Kakiemon style, notably the asymmetric elements within the reserves to the outer rim of the dish, with Katamono style motifs dating to the late 17th century or early 18th century and made for the domestic market. For a more sophisticated version of this type of design in Katamono style dated 1680-1700 see Shibata Volume II no 422. The dish probably date from the period 1690-1710.
The reverse decorated with pairs of precious objects, and a single character, Sei, (made) within a double circle. The dish was part of a set retailed by the Kyoto dealer S Hayashi probably at some time between 1920 and 1940. The dish measures approximately 17.9cm, six suns in diameter, and stand 2.6cm high to the rim and have a foot-ring of diameter 11.4cm. The dish is in good condition, no chips, cracks or restoration. The cost of shipping within the UK is included in the Sterling price. Worldwide shipping is included in the US$ price.