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A pair of small Japanese Arita dishes, late 17th/early 18th Century.

The dishes are of barbed shield form.

The bases have four spur marks, where the dishes were supported in the kiln, and the six character reign mark of the Ming Emperor Chenghua (1447-1487), which was frequently used on Japanese porcelain.

They are painted with figures in an Italianate landscape, in the manner of Frederick van Frytom (1632-1702), the famous 17th Century Dutch Delft artist, whose European scenes were widely copied on both Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

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