Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke deep plate with everted rim, painted in the centre in vivid blue tones with a fisherman standing at the stern with the rectangular sail open, with rock work in the foreground and a two-tiered pagoda in the distance beneath the moon, with an unusual lappet border in the form of a flower, the underside with sprays of branches.

8 3/16 inches, 20.8 cm diameter.

Tianqi, 1620-27.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • Kochukyo, Tokyo.
  • A dish of this form with the same border, painted in the centre with fish, was included by T.Edo Inouye & Son, in their exhibition of Collected and Selected Seventy-Seven Dishes from the Late Ming, Seventeenth-Century, Kosometsuke, no. 45.



Rim frits, mushikui, the glazed base with classic chatter marks beneath the biscuit footrim with some grit attached.