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    Sale 5967

    Japanese Art & Design

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    A Kutani Dish

    FUKU MARK, EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY, ENAMELS LATER)

    Price Realised  

    A Kutani Dish
    Fuku mark, Edo Period (Late 17th Century, enamels later)
    The nine-sided dish later decorated in iron-red, green, yellow, blue, black and aubergine enamels and silver with a fisherman crossing a bridge, the wide border with panels of karashishi and foliage
    33.5cm. diam.


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    A similar example is in the Museé Guimet, Paris

    Unlike most Imari ware, which was made for export, Ko-Kutani was very much in Japanese domestic taste with its bright colours and exuberant motifs. Whereas the export porcelain has a limited range of motifs, Ko-Kutani designs vary greatly and indicate the skill of imaginative and inventive painters. No two pieces of Ko-Kutani are the same. The painters were no mere copyists, but free and talented artists in their own right.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH LADY