Massive Japanese blue and white Arita charger circa. 1680, the central circular panel painted with two ho-ho birds, pomegranate and rockwork all within of band of leaf shape panels containing peonies alternating with panels of maple tree and flowers. Diameter: 55.3 cm. 21.3/4 in. condition perfect
Note: In Japan the pomegranate is a symbol for fertility.
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit bearing deciduous shrub.