A large finely decorated Japanese Mikawachi or Yamatoku porcelain charger depicting a seated classical poet. Impressed and painted marks, red seal likely importer mark. Meiji period.
dia. 12″, coll. #OR62
Gotheborg attributes this mark to Yamatoku, a kiln in Saga prefecture that began production at the beginning of the Meiji period – however – earlier texts believe this four character impressed mark was used at Mikawachi.
reverse of charger: