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.


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