This Japanese antique rare Edo Imari porcelain rokkakuzara plate is decorated with 'tojin-mon', or Chinese or Korean figures. It is a most amazingly decorated dish, front and back. The fuku character of longevity is the focal point in the center and around the wide beveled rim. Dating to the early 1800's, it is all handmade and hand decorated in underglaze and overglaze enamels on both the front and back. The hexagon or 'Rokkakuzara ' shaoe works perfectly with these hand painted designs that are outlined on each fold. This came to us from a lovely lady pf Japanese descent who lives here in the U.S. and always has the most wonderful pieces and willing to share her information with us. There is a kiln flaw that can be seen in the first picture a a 5mm square on the bottom left kanji of missing glaze. This adds beauty to the piece and it is a very fine collector's item. It i a rare overall design.
Otherwise, it is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips most likely with some age related surface wear. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We have noticed smells from items received recently, again please let us know if you have any questions. This one has no smells, this is from a well- known and honest, quality antiques dealer's piece.
SIZE: Diameter 8.25 inches or 20.95 cm
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