Overall: 1 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 21.9 cm )
Porcelain plate with underglaze blue, iron red, and gold decoration; brim decorated with three landscape- and- bridge vignettes separated by floral groupings; triad of stylized flowers at center; three prunus branches and blue underglaze band on obverse.
Linda Shulsky Pomper thinks this is Japanese Imari but it had previously been catalogued as " 'Chinese Imari plate'. Though there are many types of Imari, Westerners' conception of Imari in the popular sense is associated with a type of Imari produced and exported in large quantity in mid-17th century. This type is called Kinrande. Kinrande Imari is colored porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze and red and gold overglaze.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.