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A RARE KAKIEMON MODEL OF A KARASHISHI
A RARE KAKIEMON MODEL OF A KARASHISHI

EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY)

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A RARE KAKIEMON MODEL OF A KARASHISHI
Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
Decorated in iron-red, blue, green, yellow and black enamels, seated upright on a rectangular base with scrolling karakusa, a bell tied around its neck, its left paw resting on an embroidered ball, some restoration mainly to tail and ears
8¼in. (21cm.) high

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A similar example from the Drayton House Collection is illustrated in M. Hinton and I. Impey Kakiemon Flowers of Fire, pl.24. A similar pair mounted in French ormolu formed as a candelabra in the Residenzmuseum in Munich is illustrated in Porcelain for Palaces, The Fashion for Japan in Europe: 1650-1750 (British Museum, pl. 146.
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