£180 - $260
A nagazara or long dish of bean-pod form, a very unusual shape, decorated with auspicious un-ryu, dragons and clouds, in its central reserve, surrounded by Matsu-fuji, entwined Pine branches and Wisteria vine, a traditional Japanese motif associated with longevity. The reverse decorated with further auspicious Dragons and precious objects, cash and scrolls with flaming pearls. Within the footrim and to the base of the dish a four character fukichosun mark signifying a wish for a long and prosperous life.
The dish measures 23cm in length and 10.7cm in width and stands 4cm high at the rim. It weighs 451 grams. The dish dates to the Kyoho era c.1710-30 and was produced at one of the Uchiyama kilns in Arita. Worldwide shipping included in the US $ price and UK shipping included in the Sterling £ price.