Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze color enamel (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
Diameter: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2017.63
The dish is an example of the finest type of early Japanese porcelain, Nabeshima-type Hizen ware. It is decorated with sweet osmanthus, or fragrant olive tree, with iron-red flowers and green and yellow enamels on the leaves. A band of misty clouds in underglaze blue completes the composition. The osmanthus tree was imported from China to southern Japan.
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