Artist Unknown: Arita

Arita Dish, c. 1690

Artist unknown, Arita, Japan, late 17th century
Kakiemon-type Arita plate with polychrome well of peony spray, blue and green/gold leaves.
The base hosts an apocryphal Ming Nien Hao mark. Short rim foot with single blue circle; side walls of plate with blue and white tendril motif border.
7 ½” diameter
Reference: 200 Years of Japanese Porcelain, The Art Museum of St. Louis, 1970. #108. Page 180.
Collection of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

 

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