BFE47 An unusual blue and white tray for the Japanese market


Ca 1620-1630

The tray or dish is of unusual double lozenge form and rests on three simple feet. It is painted in the interior with a river landscape with two figures crossing a bridge, another figure following crossing another bridge and leading a donkey.  In the distance are mountains with three-stored buildings and flagpoles under birds in flight. The scene is divided by a square panel enclosing a cloud cluster. The base is unglazed
16.8 cm wide

 

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