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An extremely rare moulded Nabeshima porcelain lobed dish
Nabeshima, Okawachi kiln, Hizen.
Circa 1660-1680.
Diameter 15.5cm, Height 3.6cm.

An extremely rare moulded Nabeshima porcelain lobed dish, decorated in green, yellow and iron-red enamels with panels of flowers and stylised foliage, the centre of the dish with a petal design in underglaze blue and white, the reverse with sprays of stylised flowers and foliage on each of the sections, the tall foot with a shippo design in underglaze-blue and white.

For a dish of the same design and apparently the only other recorded, see Nabeshima: Porcelain for the Shogunate (Saga 2006), p.49, no.37. The same dish is also illustrated in Kudo, Y, Nabeshima (Tokyo 2005), p.134, no.122, which is owned by the Imari City Board of Education.

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