A blue-and-white kakiemon-style large flori-rimmed dish  Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1700 (2)

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Lot 202*
A blue-and-white kakiemon-style large flori-rimmed dish
Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1700

Sold for £ 4,062 (US$ 5,439) inc. premium
A blue-and-white kakiemon-style large flori-rimmed dish
Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1700
Painted in underglaze blue, the centre well depicting two sages standing on a rocky crag beneath a pine tree, admiring a waterfall, bordered by a pair of confronting tigers prowling among flowering plum and bamboo issuing from behind rocks, within a brown-edged rim, the underside with a continuous band of scrolling foliage, the base painted with the fuku character within a double square; with an inscribed wood storage box. 31cm (12 1/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • For almost identical dishes, see John Ayers, Oliver Impey, and J. V. G. Mallet, Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, London, Oriental Ceramic Society, 1990, p.158, pl.133; Christiaan J. A. Jörg, Fine and Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, Leiden, Hotei Publishing, 2003, p.147, no.162.

    Sherds of dishes of this design have been found in Kakiemon kiln sites.
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