porcelain worked in underglaze blue, purple, yellow and green
diameter 41.2 cm
A circular porcelain plaque, painted with stems of flag irises and leaves in underglaze blue, purple, yellow, and green on a pale ground.
The highly naturalistic style of depiction of the flower is most unusual and displays a strong Western influence. This is all the more extraordinary in that the depiction of the flowers is entirely sprayed through stencils, and quite without the use of the brush.
O. Impey, M. Fairley (eds.), Meiji No Takara: Treasures Of Imperial Japan: Ceramics Vol I, London 1995, cat. 34.