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Set of Five Kenzan Ware Plates
Edo Period, Late 18th c. A.D., Japan

13 cm x 18 cm

Five plates shaped as two connected squares set askew, each covered in an ivory colored underglaze with iron oxide floral and landscape depictions on one side, and calligraphy on the other.
This type of plate ware was produced by the second generation Kenzan master after their kilns were moved to Nijo-cho in the late 18th century. Minor rim fritting. In a fitted wooden box (no inscription).