A Japanese Arita porcelain dish

A Japanese Arita porcelain dish

Hizen province
Circa 1650-60
14.0 cm across
Six-character Chenghua mark to the reverse

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

This item has been sold