28 March 2006
Six Porcelain Dishes
Arita Ware, Edo period (late 17th century)
Circular, set on a low ring foot and decorated in underglaze cobalt-blue with quails among young bamboo and horsetail ferns, the underside painted with three concentric rings and stylized fuku (fortune) mark in underglaze blue; rim glazed in brown iron-oxide; three spur marks
7¼in. (8.4cm.) diameter (6)
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For a dish of identical design, see Kyushu Ceramics Museum, eds. The Shibata Collection, Part II (Arita: Kyushu Ceramics Museum, 1991), pl. 372.
Please note that the correct size is 18.4 cm. (not 8.4 cm.) diameter.
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