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

The dish, which is 12.8cm. in width, is delicately painted in underglaze blue with a Dutch landscape with figures and buildings, 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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