A Chinese porcelain blue and white kosometsuke circular blue and white saucer dish, painted with three fish swimming amongst aquatic plants, above stylised waves, beneath the moon, the top half of the dish with seven stylised aquatic plants, the underside glazed celadon, the base recessed and glazed white.

8 5/8 inches, 21cm diameter.

Tianqi, 1621-1627.

Soft wood box.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Purchased from Obata, Kyoto.
  • A related smaller dish without the border design is illustrated by Masahiko Kawahara in Ko-sometsuke Monochrome Section, no. 664, p. 169.


The rim with mushikui at the edge and several small underside nibbles.