Lot 97. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima Ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari City), Late 17th - early 18th century; 14.8 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The circular dish on a high ring foot, decorated in iron red on underglaze blue with falling cherry blossoms, three wicker baskets and seigaiha [stylised waves], the reverse with threehana-karakusa [Chinese style flowers with scrolling foliage], the ring foot with comb design
Literature: Arakawa Masaaki ed., Nabeshima – Yuji Kamio Collection, (Tokyo, 2014), p.18-19, no.5
Exhibited: The Paintings of Sengai and Nabeshima Ceramics from the Yuji Kamio Collection: Coming Face-to-Face with Beauty, Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, 4 October – 14 December 2014
Note: A similar example sold Japanese and Korean Art, Christie's New York, 23rd March 2000, lot number 0118, sale number 9392.