A RARE MYTHOLOGICAL DISH, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the shallow dish with wide rim depicting a central roundel with three centaurs beneath clouds, the wide rim with mythical creatures among scrolling foliage, decorated in iron-red and gilt on underglaze blue
26.5 cm.,10¼ in. diam.
- Good condition, slight wear to gilt.
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A similar example in the collection of the British Museum is illustrated, Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1965), plate no. 44B.
For an example in the collection of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, see Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Inter-Influence of Ceramic Art in East and West, (Tokyo, 1984), plate no. 156, p. 46.
Further examples are in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.