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A small Japanese Arita flower-shaped dish, late 17th/early 18th Century.

The dish is delicately painted in underglaze blue and depicts a Dutch landscape with two figures, tall trees and farm buildings, 12.8cm wide.

It is decorated in the manner of Frederick van Frytom (1632-1702) who was widely regarded as the finest painter of late 17th Century Dutch Delft pottery.

Delftware was sent to Japan to be copied and Japanese artists, working from Delft originals, were thus introduced to perspective and the use of shadow, both techniques previously unknown to Oriental artists.


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