Japanese Edo Meiji Period Arita Monochrome Porcelain Hand Painted Herons. Rare, outstanding and expertly executed example. Finely hand enameled plate with detailed Red Headed Herons. And plants, possibly bamboo with gilt scalloped edges. 9 3/4 inches (24.75 cm) in diameter & 2 inches (5 cm) high.
Condition - Some tiny chips to enamel on single heron at top, circular ding/ chip to central part of plate approximately 2mm in diameter on blue ground and chip to plate edge. A few firing issues of very tiny dots which appear to be burst bubbles or pinholes to glaze on fluted portion.Light discoloration noted on herons. Burst glaze bubble to back along with some tiny pinhole bursts due to firing issues.