A Japanese antique pair of Hirado porcelain plates are made by the Arita Mikawachi Kasho- gama or kiln. Hirado's original white formation is used to make these fine handmade and hand formed white porcelain plates. They are made with great skill and an unusual octagonal shape. They are decorated in underglaze blue hand painted in the Sansui style, of the landscape scene of a castle on the hill overlooking a lake, beautiful trees and a boat on the water. An unusual half- border is painted on the top left in keeping with the inusual style in traditional blue and white design. A rectangle shaped foot or kodai is decorated with the comb pattern. They are very unusual, especially ith the irregular octagon eight sided shape. They are signed underglaze on the bottom, Hirado Kasho- gama. They are in very good condition with the exception of one chip on the bottom rim of one plate, please see the pictures. Otherwise there is o cracks or chips. I started with a picture of just one until I realized we have the pair. An excellent antique pair and rare style of old Japanese Hirado plates, of pre-Meiji Edo period of mid-19th century or older..
SIZE: Length 6.25 in or 15.87 cms, Width 4.5 in or 11.43 cm
The Kasho gama is an Arita kiln which is also listed as part of the Mikawachi Hirado kilns now falling under "Arita" grouped kilns. (Even though as I understand, they are still located in Nagasaki). However the "Hirado" part of the signature has been left off as compared to the set of sake bottles we have made at the same kiln and posted here in the store.
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