New York, Park Avenue
17 September 1997
A NABESHIMA DISH
edo period (first half 18th century)
Circular, with a deep well and resting on a high ring foot, designed on the interior with five jars excuted in underglaze-blue against a background of celadon glaze, one jar drawn only in outline in underglaze blue, one with a 'cracked-ice' collar, one with a cloud and fretwork collar, one with an overall 'cracked-ice' pattern and the last, in the back, with a collar of overlapping waves, also painted in underglaze blue on the underside with three large clusters of tasseled coins centering a comb-tooth band which encircles the foot
8in. (20.2cm.) diameter
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For a Nabeshima dish decorated with three jars see Imaizumi Motohiro, Iro Nabeshima to Matsugatani (Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 1969), no. 130.
A virtually identical dish with five jars was sold in these Rooms, October 31, 1995, lot 371.
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