Moulded in low relief with snow on a hedge, set against a dark blue night sky.
Although the design is in the Japanese taste, and in no way trying to imitate Chinese porcelain, it is marked with a Chinese reign mark to the reverse.
The porcelain itself is quite low fired with fine surface crazing, more visible to the reverse where it is more exposed.
A single spur mark on the reverse where is was supported in firing.
Small chip to rim restored, photo before conservation available
A dish of the same size and design can be found in the Complete Catalogue of Shibata collection, no 0452, p. 64
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