Kakiemon Chrysanthemum Dish

Edo Period circa 1660-1680
Porcelain, overglaze enamels, underglaze blue.
Kakiemon kilns, Japan.
D:21cm , H:3cm

A seven lobed Japanese Kakiemon Dish decorated in the typical Kakiemon overglaze enamel palette, black outlines and underglaze cobalt blue. The outer rim displays a double-line underglaze blue border, while the the central medallion is distinguished with a thicker underglaze blue border interspersed with 4 rocks. The central motif is a flowering chrysanthemum. The outer section exhibits flowering pomegranate branches. The composition is asymmetrical and well-balanced with the milky-white (nigoshide) porcelain body.