A Japanese Export heart-shaped dish with an European harbour scene by Frederik Van Frytom. Arita 1680 ~ 1700. Frederik Van Frytom was a notable painter in 17th century Holland who was commissioned to produce Delft pottery samples for copying at Arita. This dish is a copy of one of a special set of five Delft dishes that were taken to Japan in 1684 and used in the tea ceremony. The moulded shape of the dish is reminiscent of silver tableware. Within the foot-rim is found an eccentrically written apocryphal Chinese reign mark, a feature seemingly of most wares the with Van Frytom designs.
A similar example is illustrated in ‘The Burleigh Porcelains’, another in ‘The Voyage of Old-Imari Porcelains, Kyushu Ceramic Museum. ‘Fine & Curious, Japanese Export Porcelains in Dutch Collections’ Christiaan J. A. Jorg, has a comprehensive presentation of Arita Frytom pieces.
Approximately 17.4 cm long. Perfect condition. Tiny kiln grit on front.
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