Chinese 17th Century Ko-sometsuke dish
Chinese 17th Century Ko-sometsuke dish
Chinese 17th Century Ko-sometsuke dish

Period of TRANSITIONAL (1620-1683)

Chinese 17th Century Ko-sometsuke dish

c. 1625 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£880 gbp
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Chinese Transitional 17th century late Ming Ko-sometsuke hexagonal porcelain dish. made for the Japanese market for the Japanese tea ceremony.
Painted to the centre with over glaze decoration to show pomegranates, cicadas, and grass hoppers with branches and foliage, in orange, green, aubergine and a slight heightening with gold lacquer.
Pomegranate is also known as the Chinese apple and is the symbol for abundance and when ripe as in this painting it is the wish for many sons.
The outside rim is painted with various geometric patterns with cartouches of flowers or a figure in a landscape.
The foot rim has kiln grit adhered to the rim which is a common flaw in Ko-sometsuke ware.
Excellent piece
perfect there is a 1cm glaze to the underside but it is only in the glaze and to do with firing
Dimensions
Diameter 15.20 (5.98 inches)
Stock Code
5867
Medium
China
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