Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
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Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, Genroku c. 1700, painted in the Chinese 'Kraak ' style, the central roundel with a jardiniere containing three sprays of flowering peony on a terrace with an insect in flight above, the wide rim with eight large alternating panels containing either climbing flowers or sacred Buddhist objects against a curling karakusa style ground; divided by narrow panels containing pendant tassels; the reverse with the usual stilt marks.
42 cm. (16 1/2in.)
See 'Fine and Curious Japanese Export Porcelain' by Christiaan Jorg, page 27. A dish with similar decoration can be found in the Rijksmusuem Collection, accession number: AK-RBK-1972-220.
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