Japanese porcelain Fukagawa saucer TWO DUTCHMEN
Listed Price $90.00
Fukagawa Japanese porcelain saucer of square section with indented corners and enamel decoration on the inside showing two Dutchmen in conversation, one smoking a pipe, both holding canes, all on diaper ground. Panel on the right is inscribed NAGASAKI ARANDA HITO KORE ZU, which can be translated as “This is a painting of the Dutch people in Nagasaki”. Underglaze blue decoration of cresting waves on the outside. Excellent quality painting, skilled use of gold, green, tomato red, yellow and aubergine enamels. Marked in blue enamel on the bottom with a mountain and inscribed FUKAGAWA TSUKURU (made in Fukagawa). Size 4 1/8 inches square, height 1 inch.
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