Mikawachi porcelain poet plate #1

Mikawachi porcelain poet plate

Mikawachi porcelain poet plate #1

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. #OR61

reverse of poet plate with marks

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:
reverse of poet plate with marks

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