This plate is in great vintage condition, with no chips or cracks. It does have a fair number of shallow surface scratches and a few spots where a bit of gold paint has rubbed off, as shown in the photos.Please see photos for a full depiction of condition and reach out with any questions! This plate was also made with three holes in the back to allow for easy hanging if you wish. "The Compelling Beauty of Arita Ceramics in the Age of the Great International Expositions, " currently showing at The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, focuses on late 19th-century developments in porcelain and the ascendency of Japan's domestic production to become a prestigious international export.
Arita in Hizen (partly in modern-day Saga and Nagasaki prefectures), Kyushu, developed Korean porcelain manufacturing based on Chinese influences that date from the techniques and designs of the 11th-century kilns of Jingdezhen, China.