A NABESHIMA DISH, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
decorated in underglaze blue and celadon with scattered cherry blossoms on stylised waves beside a shore
18 cm., 7⅛ in. diam.
- Good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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For similar dishes see: Imaizumi Motosuke, Nihon no yakimono [Japanese Ceramics], vol. 21, (Tokyo, 1975), pl. 48; Nihon Toji Zenshu [Complete Collection of Japanese Ceramics], vol. 25, Nabeshima, (Tokyo, 1976), pl. 29; Ironabeshima to Matsugaya, (Tokyo, 1969), p. 115, pl. 94; The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, ed., Shogun-ke eno kenjo Nabeshima [Nabeshima Porcelain for the Shogunate], Kyushu Ceramic Museum exhibition catalogue (Saga, 2006), pl. 104. The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, ed., Shogun-ke kenjo no Nabeshima, Hirado, Karatsu [Ceramics for the Shogunate], Kyushu Ceramic Museum exhibition catalogue (Saga, 2012), pl. 71.