Japanese Dish, signed studio porcelain, late Meiji or Taisho period, early 20th Century

 

This studio porcelain dish is naturalistically modelled as a lily pad with curled edges. The upper surface is decorated with an underglaze blue wash, the network of veins emphasised through being left undecorated. A smaller curled leaf and stem is applied to the interior. The veined exterior is painted in underglaze blue with water reeds, and the base shaped to resemble a curling stem.

Signed to the underside.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: There are a few minute frits to the rim and a small flat chip to the underside edge. There is also some kiln grit to the glaze and a pinhole burn mark to the underside, from manufacture. No restoration.

Dimensions: Diameter 14.5 cm

 

   
 
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