Meiji period, late 1800s
This shallow bowl-shaped dish is set on a high foot with the characteristic Nabeshima comb pattern encircling it. The interior is painted with a design of chrysanthemums in cobalt blue of clear, rich tone. The underside is painted in the same cobalt blue with four groupings of four coin designs often seen on dishes of this size and shape. It is covered overall in a fine clear glaze with only the footring exposing the refined porcelain paste. Good condition with no restorations or repairs. There is minor wear and a few very tiny iron spots under the glaze. It was purchased in Japan in the early 1970s.
Height: 1 ¾ in.; Diameter: 6 ¼ in.