372. Fine Japanese Kutani Porcelain Charger Plate Meiji Period 1868-1912

An Exceptional Japanese Kutani Porcelain Charger of impressive proportions, early Meiji Period (1868-1912).

Painted predominantly in iron red on a cream ground with lavish gilding. Four unusual shaped scenes depicting flowering shrubs, Japanese Families, village and lake scenes within a broad stylized border. The reverse with stylish sectional scrolling decoration each centered with a butterfly.

Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, no losses to decoration. Base marks as shown in final image. 

Diameter: (entire as shown) 14.25" (36.5cm). Height: 2" (5.25cm).