8 July 2002
A Meissen Kakiemon octagonal teabowl and a saucer
Circa 1726, blue enamel crossed swords marks, wheel engraved Japanese Palace inventory numbers N=346_/W, Dreher's .. to footrim of saucer
Painted with the 'Quail' pattern, the two birds between a flowering plant and a flowering prunus tree, the cup with pale-brown line rim (very minor flaking to brown line rim, the saucer with very minor rubbing to gilding and two minor flakes to enamels of iron-red quail) (2)
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4th June 1974, lot 6
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It is interesting to note that although these two pieces may usually be considered not to match, they have the same inventory numbers and have most probably been together since 1731.
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