A Kakiemon figure of a bijin Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680

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Lot 191
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin
Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680

Sold for £ 48,000 (US$ 61,175) inc. premium
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin
Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680
She stands, smiling, one hand to her side, the other raised to her chest, her outer robe painted in coloured enamels with fans among clouds and falling maple leaves, her under-robe with cloud-shaped panels of cherry blossoms on a ground of iron-red karakusa; the base with an old label mislabelling the figure as Chinese; and marked with an inventory number 424 (partially effaced) and initials O and S.
38.4cm (15 1/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • 柿右衛門 色絵扇模様打掛姿婦人像 17世紀後期(1670年-1680年頃)

    Provenance: a European Noble Family, where it has remained for at least one hundred years. According to the family, this was acquired by their great, great grandfather, who was a notable ambassador to the Far East in the mid 19th century.

    See footnote to lot 187
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680
A Kakiemon figure of a bijin Edo Period, late 17th century, circa 1670-1680
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