Oriental Antiques from Collector to Collector. Very rare and large 32cm diameter Nabeshima blue and white porcelain Shaku-Zara dish from late 17thC, Edo Genroku period. Under strict control of the Nabeshima clan, the kiln has managed to refine every steps of production to perfection. Result is a perfect vessel without any production flaws. You just don't see rust spot, pin holes, or glaze imperfection.
For this reason, Nabeshima ware has the highest quality among all of different porcelain wares in Japan. Since, almost all of the kiln production pieces were exclusively for Nabeshima daimyo usage and presentation gifts, it's an almost equivalent to Chinese imperial porcelain. Japanese discover porcelain kaolin mine in early 17thC, around 1610s, according to legend.
In less than 100 years, by the late 17thC, they have achieved perfection. For comparison, the Chinese truly produced porcelain since the Song dynasty, Qingbai kilns.It was about 200 years later during Ming dynasty of Xuande and Chenghua that they achieved perfection. This rare shakuzara large dish is 12.625"D X 3.25"H (32.07cm X 8.25cm). Item is in great condition with no damage such as chips or cracks or hairlines. Item was examined under black UV light and has no restoration. Please study photos carefully for further condition detail. Japanese, Edo period, late 17thC. The item "32cmD Japanese 17thC Edo Genroku Nabeshima Blue White Porcelain Shaku-Zara Dish" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Plates". The seller is "baoming-collection" and is located in Davenport, Iowa.
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