A Japanese porcelain scalloped rim Imari pattern porcelain plate with hand painted and gilded intricate detail including what we believe to be the Buddhist symbol of Dharma Chakra wheels. This is a great example of antique Japanese Imari palette porcelain from the late 19th century dating from around 1880 during the Meiji period.
The decoration has been very skillfully done and features an underglaze blue pattern outline that has been completed with iron red and peach enamels and gilding. The central pattern is of a garden and fence scene with two blue cartouches, one above and below, each with a central stylised water lily cartouche surrounded by chrysanthemum flowers. The sides each have fan shaped panels with inner fan shaped cartouches containing the Dharmachakra wheels, cloud scrolls and flowers. The pattern is very "busy" with the remaining space being filled with chrysanthemum flowers, cloud scrolls and leaves
The rear of the plate has the hand painted pattern of three equally spaced underglaze blue stylised rolled scroll design. This is a very good quality item and a very decorative example of this antique ware.
The plate 10 3/4 inches diameter and 1 5/8 inches high, it weighs 726g unpacked
It is in very good antique condition with just some minor rubbing to the enamel and gilding and some very tiny rim chips to the rear of the rim, probably from a plate hanger. Please see the images.
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