Soame Jenyns, "The Polychrome Wares Associated with the Potters Kakiemon," Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1937-1938, XIV (London 1938), no. 8a.
William Bowyer Honey, The Ceramic Art of China and Other Countries of the Far East (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd. and The Hyperion Press, Ltd., 1945), no. 181b.
Victor Rienaecker, "The Richard de la Mare Collection of Japanese Ceramic Wares, Part 1," Apollo (November 1946), fig. VIII.
Catalogue of an exhibition of Japanese porcelain, intro. by Soame Jenyns (London: The Oriental Ceramic Society, 1956), cat. no. 134 (not illustrated).
Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1965), pl. A and cover of paper dust jacket.
Hayashiya Seizo, Kakiemon/Nabeshima, vol. 6 of Nihon no toji (Japanese ceramics) (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1972), pl. 143.
_____, Kakiemon, vol. 9 of Nihon no toji (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1974), pl. 143.
Nishida Hiroko, Kakiemon, vol. 24 of Nihon toji zenshu (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1977), pl. 56.
The interior of the dish is enamelled with three boats returning toward a shoreline suggested by two groves of pines and maples. Hayashiya Seizo identifies the scene in two publications (see above) as Matsushima, one of the three celebrated beauty spots of Japan.
Another dish of this design was sold Christie's, London, 14 June, 1989, lot 31, citing the de la Mare/Weatherhead dish in the catalogue entry. This dish was for domestic use, not for export.