Imari Fish Plate
A very rare, Imari fish plate in outstanding condition. Look closely at the decorations. Many of the blue colored spots are raised. Furthermore, the mouth, gill, and fin are raised. Raised decorations on any Imari shows a higher level of skill by the potter. Fish plates are very hard to find but to find one with this level of decoration and size is amazing. The scene is most unusual with five people depicting a number of actions. Overall, it is 15 5/8″ long, 10 1/4″ across. The back is equally unusually. It has 2 lobsters on it! All in all, this is a great piece and really catches the eye. Japanese. Circa 1875.
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