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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.675
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon
  • Historical Period/Date: Edo, c. 1660-70
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Dimensions: D. 14.3cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift.; Japan
  • Description: Kakiemon saucer of the earliest type, fluted. White prunus blossoms drifting on the thick blue glaze of a mountain torrent, two green birds, one swooping, one perching. Closely petalled edge, absolutely plain back. Perfect condition apart from a minute glaze flake near rim.
  • Photo. Ref.: RF 198 (28)
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