Lot 309. A porcelain dish with flowers, 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 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Decorated in underglaze blue and enamels of red, green, turquoise and yellow over clear glaze with a scrolling peony design, 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:
Imaizumi Motosuke, vol. 21 of Nihon no yakimono (Japanese Ceramics) (Tokyo, 1975), pl. 48; Nabeshima, vol. 25 of Nihon Toji Zenshu (Complete Collection of Japanese Ceramics) (Tokyo: Chuokoronsha, 1976), pl. 29.
The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, ed., Shogun-ke eno kenjo Nabeshima (Nabeshima Porclain for the Shogunate), exhibition catalogue (Saga: Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 2006), pl. 104.
The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, ed., Shogun-ke kenjo no Nabeshima, Hirado, Karatsu (Ceramics for the Shogunate), exhibition catalogue (Saga: Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 2012), pl. 71.