Japanese Arita Dish
Japanese arita dish of dodecagonal form with a fuchi-bene rim
painted with the Deshima
Island or Scheveningem
design of figure, one leading a bullock, in a watery
landscape with European buildings on the horizon, a meander
and four lines underneath.
Fuku mark in a square on the base
D: 16 cm
Condition: very good, just a small rim chip filled.
A series of dishes with European designs was commissioned, probably by private traders of the VOC, using European prints as their source. Scheveningem is a Dutch coastal town.