Subject:Re: Chinese Blue & White porcelain small dish - is it old?
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Jul 08, 2018
I was awaiting comment from someone who knows Japanese wares better than I do, a role Arjan fills admirably in the forum. It also was my feeling that this is Japanese transfer ware for home or restaurant use, possibly made in the mid-to-late 20th century. In Japan, transfer decoration on porcelain is called "inban", I believe, and is considered these days to be an art form, since the transfer printing process was obtained from Dutch trading partners not long after the British invented it in the late 18th century. So while your dish may be from a more modern sushi service, it's no cause for regret.
Here are some pictures of Japanese dishes in the pattern that were hand-painted at the Hirado kiln center of Mikawachi in the 19th century (lower left in 1st image) and early 20th century (remaining photos in 1st & 2nd images).