This is a Japanese hard paste porcelain wall hanging plaque or plate with two holes drilled in the footrest on the back for hanging on the wall, entirely hand painted. The date is circa 1911 to 1921.
The plaque is 10 ¼” and it is the shape of a coupe plate.
The rim has a design of animals and horseshoe shapes in raised relief; the animals are white and might be a dog or a jumping horse or even a jackal.
The scene is hand painted and is one of a two men wearing Egyptian clothing and turbans, with beards, chatting on a path by the water, next to a wall. The sky is in the desert shades of red and yellow and it appears to be sunset. There are palm trees and green bushes and other buildings.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. The face of the plaque is bisque, or unglazed. There are a few specks of the same white stuff used on the rim on the lower left face of the plate.
You can view more Nippon wall hanging plaques in the book “The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain Third Series” by Joan F. Van Patten, pages 166 to 180, and also in the Six Series, pages 210 through 214.
The green mark is number 47 with M in the wreath and Hand Painted above and Nippon below.
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