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Late Edo Polychrome Plate

Late Edo Polychrome Plate


Japanese export porcelain plate, c. 1825.


Dimensions: Approximately 12” diameter.



The dish is decorated with a large central medallion surrounded by colorful images.


The central medallion bears the image of a Buddhist lion resting its front feet on a Buddhist cash coin symbol instead of the usual ball. Beneath the medallion there is also an image of the Buddhist cash coin symbol tied to the medallion by a ribbon.


Surrounding the medallion are vibrant flowers and leaves and a pair of gilded Japanese phoenixes or hoo birds.


The reverse is decorated with thin blue band and two sets of alternating blue designs.


The base bears a kiln spur and an apocryphal mark and stands on a foot rim encircled with blue bands.



Impey, “Japanese Export Porcelain”.

Jorg, “Fine & Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections”.


Condition: Minor wear to enamels; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.

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