A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish with a a Steep Narrow Rim, Arita Kilns c.1690-1720. Decorated with a Landscape with Flowering Plants and Grasses. The Border with Further Flowering Plants. The Back with Single Flower-Heads and the Base with an Apocryphal Chenghua Mark (Ming 1465 - 1487).
A Late 17th or Early 18th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish Kakiemon Style, Arita Kilns c.1690-1720. Well Painted with Three Cranes (possibly red-crowned cranes) Near a Gnarled Pine Tree with Exposed Roots, there is Bamboo to the Right. The Cranes in Contrasting Positions Stand in Water that is Partly Rendered as a Brocade Pattern. The Thickly Potted Dish has a Scalloped Rim and Iron-oxide Dressing Referred to as Kuchibeni (literally meaning `lipstick`).
A 17th Century Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dish. The Fine White Porcelain Body Painted with a Fan Shaped View of a Snow Covered Mountain with Two Egrets to the Right. For a related 17th Century blue and white Arita porcelain dish see : The Commemorative Exhibition For The Contribution, The Shibatas Collection Volume I, Part II (Akihiko Shibata and Yuko Shibata and others, The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1991) page 94 plate 236.