This plate is at least over 140 years old of the Japanese EDO period of the 1800's. This was purchased directly from a private collector in Japan. Among antique porcelains, it is harder to find especially in good condition. It is unsigned, as many of the porcelains during that time were. For a plate this old it is in excellent condition.
SIZE: 5.9 in diameter and 1.9 high. (15 and 4cm) Weight 230 grams (see below about standardization of sizes dating back to the 1600's.)
NABESHIMA 鍋島 About Nabeshima. excerpts from the e-yakimono site, please see more there:
Nabeshima is a supreme porcelain ware manufactured at Nabeshima feudal kiln (Saga prefecture today) under strict supervision during the Edo period. It is considered that the birth of Nabeshima porcelain had aimed to stabilize the relationship with the Tokugawa shogun family and other influences by presenting them as homage instead of popular and valuable Chinese porcelain.
Most of Nabeshima porcelain made between the Enpou era (1673-1681) and around 1750 have been colored with four colors; red, blue, green, yellow, and the designs were adopted from plants or patterns on kimonos. The elaborated, striking, and original expressions found on these wares make it seem impossible that they were three hundreds years ago! They possess a beauty which can be shared today.
There is still unsolved history about the Nabeshima feudal kiln, although it is accepted that the kiln had matured at Ookawachi in the end.
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