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A Square Porcelain Dish with Canted Corners
A Square Porcelain Dish with Canted Corners

ARITA WARE, KAKI MARK AND DATE GENROKU 8 (1695) KINOTO I (YEAR OF THE BOAR) INSCRIBED IN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE ON BASE

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A Square Porcelain Dish with Canted Corners
Arita Ware, Kaki Mark and Date Genroku 8 (1695) Kinoto I (Year of the Boar) Inscribed in Underglaze-Blue on Base
Decorated in polychrome enamels over clear glaze with chrysanthemums
7in. (18.9cm.) diameter
Provenance
Richard W. Weatherhead
John Lowe, sold Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1970, lot 331
A. R. McDonnell
Peel Park Museum, Salford, England
Peer Groves
Exhibited
The Arts Council Gallery, London, "The Oriental Ceramic Society: Loan Exhibition of Japanese Porcelain," 1956.3.28--4.28

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Soame Jenyns, "The Polychrome Wares Associated with the Potters Kakiemon," Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1937-1938, XIV (London 1938), nos. 12a, b.
Catalogue of an exhibition of Japanese porcelain, intro. by Soame Jenyns (London: The Oriental Ceramic Society, 1956), cat. no. 183 (not illustrated).

A paper label on the base of the dish is inscribed in ink Exhibited and described at lecture (by Soame Jenyns Br. Msm.) delivered to Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 9/12/37. A round paper label is printed Peel Park Museum, Salford.

There is a number of dishes inscribed with the dates Genroku 6, 8 or 12. Current opinion is divided between ascribing the dishes to the late 17th century or to a revival in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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