Arita ‘Abalone Shell’ Porcelain Dish, circa 1720, Edo Period

A Japanese porcelain dish, Arita, circa 1720, Edo Period. The dish moulded in the shape of an abalone or awabe shell. Painted in underglaze blue, with a scene of rocks and plants in a river, amongst stylised waves. The reverse with further water plants above waves.
Underglaze blue Chenghua four character mark, surrounded by a circle, within an unglazed foot rim.
Measures: Length 16 cm, 6 1/4”.
Width 13 cm, 5 1/8”.
Height 3.5 cm, 1 3/8”.
Condition - Excellent. No damage. No restoration.

Medium: Porcelain

Height  16.00 cm, 6"
Width  13.00 cm, 5"
Depth  3.50 cm, 1"

Condition: Good


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