Big and beautiful, this shell-shaped, large Imari plate will be the centerpiece of your collection. The plate is 12.5" tall and 13 and 3/8" wide with alternating bands of blue and iron red around the upper half of the scallop shell sides and a large reserve panel in the center depicting a willow tree. The lower half of the scallop shell shape appears to be a wide open sea with wheel shapes floating on the surface and a bird flying over the water. There is some small gold loss on the a two of the panels and around the edges but insignificant to the overall appearance and mentioned to fully describe what your own eyes would register were you examining the piece. The back has blue lines around the foot rim and also four motifs in blue on the back. I believe this piece is circa 1890 to 1910.