Plate, anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690

Plate, anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690

painting, h 4.4cm × d 24.6cm More details

Kakiemon ware was made between 1670 and 1690 in a highly distinctive style. The decoration is often asymmetric, leaving plenty of space for the white ground. The three sprays on this plate – from left to right, plum blossom, bamboo and pine (known as the ‘Three Friends of Winter’) – have been carefully arranged to achieve a balanced composition, despite the asymmetry.

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