A JAPANESE ARITA PORCELAIN FISH-FORMED DISH WITH DUTCHMEN
The fish-formed dish polychrome decorated with treasure ships and dutchmen.
H. 23.4 x W. 29.7 cm
The dish depicts two Dutchmen in 18th century clothing, one smoking a long Gouda pipe on one side of the dish and an 18th century Dutch ship on the other side. These 18th century designs were still used in the 19th century on Arita dishes as examples of exotic foreigners.