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AN ARITA DISH EDO PERIOD, CIRCA 1670–80
decorated in underglaze blue, depicting the scene known as Deshima Island with foreigners before a church
20 cm., 7  7/8  in. diam.
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Catalogue Note

Recent research has shown that it may illustrate the City of Gothenberg in Sweden, as illustrated by Erik Dahlbergs in Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, published in 1709. The print depicts the Kuarnberget windmill and the King's Gate, identifiable here

For a similar example and a Chinese version, see Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1965), pl. 19A (i) and (ii).

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