Bao Ming Collection - Oriental Arts and Antiques from Collector to Collector. Hirado ware decorated with "Seven Karako Boys" is a renowned theme. It's difficult to date this particular piece because of it fine porcelain, potting, glaze , and lack of usage wear. However, its painting style, color of the cobalt, and the long held Japanese tradition of this pattern, which was historically made for Daimyo, that help give me date it to Meiji period.It was most likely made as a special commissioned piece for presentation. Signed in the back: the right column read "Mikawachi Yaki". , the middle column read "Hirado". The left column is the name of the artist, which I couldn't decipher. This charger is 12.25 (31.11cm) diameter. This charger is in great condition with no damage such as chips or cracks or hairlines. It was examined under black UV light and showed no sight of restoration. Please study photo carefully for further condition detail.
Japanese Meiji period, circa 1868 - 1912. The item "Antique Japanese Meiji Hirado Mikawachi Blue & White Porcelain Charger 7 Boys" is in sale since Saturday, July 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Plates". The seller is "baoming-collection" and is located in Davenport, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.