Decorated in under-glaze blue with circles, containing prunus, pine and bamboo known together as the ‘Three friends of Winter’ and two other blue circles perhaps representing the moon. Also, with over-glaze iron red which gives the ‘Ma’, or negative space, the impression of being clouds.
Some small chips to the brown-dressed rim, no restoration
A related dish, dating to 1650, is illustrated in The Complete catalogue of the Shibata Collection, (2019) The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, p. 45, no. 350
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