Large Japanese blue and white porcelain charger

Early 18th century, Japan

Diameter: 60.3 cm, 23.8 inches

Charger with flaring sides, the centre decorated with a standing official beneath a maple tree, beside a boy playing with a spinning top and looked upon by a karishishi. The boarder incorporating pomegranate, Buddha’s finger (lemon citron), chrysanthemums and peonies attached to scrolling stems.

The reverse, undecorated, spur marks visible to the centre, being characteristic of Japanese manufacture.

 

More Information