17 November 1998
A HEXAGONAL KAKIEMON DISH
Fuku Mark, Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
Decorated in iron-red, green, and black enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with a long tailed pheasant looking at another perched on a blossoming plum tree among bamboo and banded hedges, the everted rim with a continuous floral band of peonies and cherry blossom among foliage, the reverse with a band of stylised blossom and karakusa, chocolate rim
7.1/8in. (18cm.) diam.
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A similar example is in the collection at Burghley House (see illustration).
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