This set of five large, leaf-shaped dishes in blue-and-white porcelain looks very modern – but is actually over 350 years old. The unusual shape of two overlapping leaves with a zigzag edge is still popular in many different versions in Japan today. On such dishes, the host would offer guests light snacks, known as kaiseki. But the dishes were also made for export and then copied in Meissen and other European porcelain manufactories.
- Material & Technique
- Porcelain, painting: underglaze cobalt blue and iron brown
- Japan, Hizen Province, Arita, Edo period (1603-1868), c. 1660-1680
- Inventory number
- PO 636