17 November 1999
A Kakiemon dish
Edo Period (late 17th Century)
The moulded foliate-rimmed shallow dish decorated in iron-red, yellow, green, blue and black enamels with a bird perched on a bowing length of bamboo amongst pine and plum blossom issuing from brushwork fences, another bird swooping down to one side, chocolate rim, minor restoration to rim
7in. (19cm.) diam.
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A similar example from Sherborne Castle is illustrated in Mark Hinton and Oliver Impey, Flowers of Fire: Kakiemon Porcelain from the English Country House, (1989), pl. 28, p. 53
This design was often copied in this form by European factories, such as Meissen.
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