Fine Japanese Arita Imari Wucai Dish c.1700. # 2
An attractively decorated dish styled after late Ming wucai enamelled wares, noted for their bold and vivid colouring. A meandering vine with various flowers surround a central kotobuki or good luck character. The back is decorated with various lingzhi motifs and within the foot-rim is a apocryphal Chinese Ming reign mark for Jiajing.
For a similar dish see pp 282-3 No 157 of the complete catalogue of the Kurita Museum where it is described by Hideo Kurita as “a rare product of mysterious attraction” which “must have been made upon order from the Imperial court or a nobleman” .
Approximately 18.5cm diameter. Perfect condition. A little kiln dross has been removed from next to the kotobuki character. I suspect this was done at the time of manufacture.
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