Ai-Kutani porcelain plate in Namagake technique, in which the dry, potted body was painted directly with gosu blue and glazed without bisque process. Blue underglaze on white porcelain (sometsuke) in design of houses nestled beneath steeply rising mountains from the sea. Its kiri wood box contains marking in Japanese, "Ai-Kutani medium plate." 1660s, Kanbun period. An Arita ware between shoki-Imari and ko-Imari. A brown lipstick rim of iron oxide defines vast space of unadorned white porcelain. 8-1/16 " (20.16 cm) x 1-1/8" (2.8 cm) high. With wooden box.