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A Kutani Plate with Three Court Figures - Showa

A Kutani Plate with Three Court Figures - Showa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1970: Item # 993134

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This is a handsome Kutani plate with a nicely composed design. In the lower right there is a reserve in which three court or priest figures are in a rocky landscape- two of them standing and one seated. Just to the left and behind them is a square with dark ground and gold scrolls. The rest of the design consists of a host of lovely white flowers - they look like daisies to me.

The rim of the plate is decorated with a rim of geometric gold and brown. On the bottom of the plate there are two sprigs of bamboo and the inner part of the foot has the characters for KUTANI.

The plate measures 9" diameter and is 1 1/2" deep. It is in excellent condition. We date it somewhere between the late Meiji to early Showa period, circa 1910-1950.