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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.625
  • Catalogue No.: 173
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1700
  • Dimensions: H. 3.0 cm, D. 20.3 cm; Six-character Chenghua mark
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Eight-foliated plate. Slightly everted rim. Underglaze blue and Kakiemon enamels. Central peony spray surrounded by double underglaze blue circle. Border of sprays of camellia and prunus growing from underglaze blue rocks. On reverse, typical Arita floral meander and three concentric circles round foot in underglaze blue. Single circle on base. Badly-written six-character Chenghua mark within blue circle on base.
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