A RARE ENAMELLED KAKIEMON STYLE LOBED DISH, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH-18TH CENTURY
with low footrim and ten-lobed outline, decorated in iron-red and various shades of green, yellow, black enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with stylised paulownia leaves and blossoms against a lattice design interspersed with formal floral motifs, the reverse with waves and scattered cherry blossoms, the base with a clove mark surrounded by leaves, five spur marks
31.8 cm., 12½ in. diam.
- Good condition.
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For similar example in the collection of W.W. Winkworth see The Oriental Ceramic Society, Loan Exhibition of Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1956), no. 241, pl. 241.
For other examples of this pattern which has been variously described in Japanese literature as either Kakiemon or Imari, see Nagatake Takeshi and Yabe Yoshinari, Imari Nihon Toji Taikei [A Compendium of Japanese Ceramics], vol. 19, (Tokyo, 1989), cat. no. 78 (dated 1690-1710); Itabashi Kuritsu Bijutsukan [Itabashi Ward Museum], Edo Zenki no Iroe Jiki ten [Exhibition of Early Edo Decorated Porcelain], (Tokyo, 1981), cat. no. 53; and Nihon no Toji [Japanese Ceramics], vol. 9, Kakiemon, (Tokyo, 1974), cat. no. 14, dated to the Genroku period (1688-1704) and designated a Juyo Bijutsuhin [Important Art Object] in 1933.
For another, see Manno Art Museum, Manno korekushon senshu [Selected Masterpieces of the Manno Collection], (Osaka, 1988), cat. no. 79.