A colorful and detailed plate from Franklin Porcelain depicting an Egret hunting for his next meal among blooming water lilies. It was created in 1979 by the artist Naoka Nobata and is part of her "Birds and Flowers of the Orient" collection. It is a little larger than most plates, measuring 10.25" in diameter and is crafted of fine Japanese porcelain. It features a hand-decorated 24 karat border and is surprisingly decorated on the back using elements of the water lilies. It is also signed by the artist with her personal hanko. You'll find the plate to be in excellent condition and accompanied by its original box and folder, which gives a little history on the lotus, the bird, and folklore among other things. It also names the month, August, for which the plate was inspired. Be sure to see the other plates in series, all gorgeously painted with obvious talent and uncommon elegance
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