Japanese Blue and White Arita Dish, Circa 1700
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, circa 1700, decorated in the Chinese kraak style, the centre with a bird perched on a rock and one in flight, with flowers and pomegranates, the rim divided into six panels alternating with peony and bamboo with cherry blossom, Provenance: From the Collection of Timothy Lewis (1937-2004), Melplash Court, Dorset.
diameter: 14 7/16in. 36.6cm.
Japanese dishes with similar decoration are known to have sometimes carried the V.O.C. monogram, as can be seen on the dish in the Princessehof Museum Collection, inv. no. 935.