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

The dishes are painted in underglaze blue with a Dutch riverscape, in the manner of Frederick van Frytom (1632-1702).

Van Frytom was widely regarded as the finest decorator of Dutch Delft pottery in the 17th century; his European scenes widely copied on both Chinese and Japanese porcelain from Delft originals.

These Dutch originals introduced Oriental potters to perspective and the use of shadow, both techniques previously unknown to them.

The dishes have a stylised Ming mark on the base; Chinese reign marks often being used on Japanese porcelain.


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