Japanese Sometsuke dish , ‘three friends’ pattern, 18th century

$740.00 AUD

Japanese sometsuke porcelain dish, painted rim-to-rim in underglaze blue with the ‘three friends of Winter’ pattern, with bamboo, pine and prunus in an asymmetric arrangement.

6-character marks,

Edo Period, 18th century.

Condition: Small Frits to edge, tiny kiln speckles to glaze.


The ‘Three Friends of Winter’ – bamboo, pine and prunus – are all plants that thrive in the cold. Because of this ability to survive, they represent resilience & survival against the odds.


minor edge wear




In stock

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