17 November 1998
A FOLIATE RIMMED KAKIEMON DISH
Fuku Mark, Edo Period (18th Century)
Decorated in iron-red, green and black enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with a long tailed pheasant on rockwork beneath a blossoming plum tree and another in flight over bamboo and brushwood fences, the reverse with a continuous band of karakusa, chocolate rim
11in. (28cm.) diam.
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