16 June 1999
A KAKIEMON DISH
Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
Decorated in gilt, iron-red, blue, turquoise and black enamels with a spray of pomegranates emerging from rocks beside a bamboo fence, two birds in flight above, chocolate rim
9.15/16in. (25.3cm.) diam.
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For a similar example see Mark Hinton and Oliver Impey, Flowers of Fire: Kakiemon Porcelain from the English Country House (London, 1989), pl. 30
This design is comparatively rare in Europe and unlike the banded hedge design with bamboo does not often appear in English recorded Country House Collections.
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