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Porcelain plate with design of auspicious fruits

 

Gift of Mr. Akihiko Shibata

Asia JA 1997.01-21.69

    Porcelain plate with design of auspicious fruits

    From Arita, Japan
    Edo period, AD 1760-1790s

    This porcelain plate is decorated with underglaze blue and coloured enamels. The Chinese auspicious fruits depicted are pomegranate, peach and lychee. This design originated in China and was first adopted in Japan in the seventeenth century as a straightforward imitation of Chinese ware. Later pieces often have an element of eccentric symmetry, a common feature of Japanese design.

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