Lot 308. A porcelain dish with cherry blossoms, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi, Hizen Province, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Designed on the interior in cobalt pigment under colorless glaze and in overglaze enamels of red with cherry blossoms, baskets and stylized waves, the high ring foot painted in underglaze blue with a comb-tooth pattern, the exterior painted in underglaze blue with three clusters of tasseled coins.
Note: For similar dishes, see: The Kyushu Ceramic Museum ed.,
Shogun-ke eno kenjo Nabeshima (Nabeshima Porclain for the Shogunate), exhibition catalogue (Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 2006), pl. 96. Nagatake Takeshi and Yabe Yoshiaki et. al., Iro Nabeshima: Nabeshima-han yoseki hakkutsu kinen (Fukuoka, 1982), pl. 126 (Hayashibara Museum Collection).