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Kakiemon Style Early 20th Century Hexagonal Japanese Porcelain Dish
The hexagon-shaped dish has a delicate hand-painted design of a rock with foliage and flowers behind, in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in red, green, black and yellow. There is an insect flying above the foliage. The underside of the plate has a circle of incised lines with an underglaze blue circle line and a square calligraphy mark. The footring is unglazed.
The rim of the dish is squared with rounded corners, forming a hexagon. The outer edges have been glazed in a brown overglaze. The plate has a raised rim, making a shallow saucer.
Measures 5 ½" wide and deep, ¾" tall
A very simple and beautiful dish done in an earlier Kakiemon style. Very refined and well painted.