© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: DA316-163
A MINIATURE COVERED DISH WITH OKAME
Glazed ceramic
Japan, Edo (1615-1868) to Meiji period (1868-1912), presumably 19th century

A flat, covered dish, lobed five times like a blossom. The underneath is brown and the seam unglazed; the upper side light grey with deliberate irregularities. The upper lid surface shows a folded fan in the center surrounded five times by ‘curvatures’, which depict the Shinto goddess Okame, also called Uzume. She is famous for her chubby cheeks and voluptuous forms, and is a symbol of fortune. Manufacture seal on the bottom.

Dimensions: HEIGHT 2 CM, DIAMETER 7.5 CM
Condition: Excellent condition
Provenance: Collection of Jürgen L. Fischer, Ascona, Switzerland

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