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An Arita Blue and White Dish â Taisho/Showa

An Arita Blue and White Dish – Taisho/Showa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1950: Item # 887039

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A pretty little oblong boat shaped Arita dish with a lovely lakeside scene in underglaze cobalt blue. In the lower right we see some tall trees on a peninsula with a small village of huts in the background. In the lower left we find a fisherman poling his boat and behind him a group of low foothills descending to the lake with another lakeside village. In the far background we can see taller mountains and a boat with at large sail coming into view.

The dish measures 8 ½” long and is 4 ¼” wide at the waist – 2 ½” wide at the ends – and is 7/8” deep. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. We date it to the Mid Taisho to mid Showa period, circa 1925-1950. There is a mark in a square reserve on the bottom that has been translated as “Hakusen”.