This fine Imari plate is covered with hand painted gold vines and tendrils over the iron red ground. The back rim of the plate is completely decorated. The diameter is 8-1/8" (20.5 cm), and the edges rise up to 1-1/4" (3.3 cm) high.
The condition is good. An edge of the plate was broken off at some time, and repaired with gold lacquer in the Japanese manner. There are no chips, and no other cracks, Despite the gold lacquer repair, the plate rings like a bell when tapped. There is wear to the central gilded circle.
The plate is marked with a pseudo Ming mark. This type of six character mark in underglaze blue was commonly used in Japan in the 19th century.