Blue and white moulded leaf shape dish on three bracket feet painted in the reverse technique in the form of a single leaf with central spine from which everted striped lines emit, painted with stylised water drops beneath a serrated edge.
7 3/4 inches, 19.6 cm diameter.
- Formerly in a Japanese private collection.
- Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Ming Porcelain for the Japanese Market, 2008, no. 19a-e, pp. 42/3 (one of a set of five).
- An identical set of five are illustrated by Masahiko Kawahara in Ko-sometsuke, Colour Section, no. 169, pp. 216/7.
- This type of dish is meant to be used for fish in the meal after the tea ceremony. It is possible that the leaf is inspired by plantain.