8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 53,300
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A Kakiemon figure of a standing Bijin, Late 17th Century
the smiling white glazed figure stands with one elegant hand to her side, the other to her chest, her black hair tied up in a traditional style, wearing colourfully enamelled multi-layered robes, the long under-robe with large scattered iron-red roundels on a yellow enamelled ground, tied with a wide black band to the waist, the outer robe painted in black, blue, green, yellow and iron-red enamels with large vine leaves bearing small fruiting branches and large angular tied ribbon motifs -- 15½in. (39.4cm.) high.
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