This late Edo Period (ca 1800) Japanese Imari-Arita ware serving dish Is 13" diameter and 2 1/8"deep. It is hand painted in cobalt under clear glaze with a central spray of blossoms with hovering butterflies and a garland of foliage and blossoms on the wide rim. The octagonal shape has indentations at each point- typical of late 1700s Asian plates.
The underside of the bowl is painted with a bold border of tendrils.
Condition is excellent - no cracks, chips, scratches or repairs. There are pinholes in the glaze which are typical of Japanese Imari.
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