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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.1925
  • Catalogue No.: 140
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: D. 16 cm; Cursive fuku mark
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Small dish. Four-lobed ovoid dish, with wavy rim. Underglaze blue decoration, the centre with flowering branch and rock, the border with alternating patterns of diaper and prunus blossom, blue on blue. The brown edge unusually thick. The back with conventional foliage sprays, and with cursive fuku mark.

    This dish may or may not be a product of the Kakiemon kiln; in common with other pieces, it bears the cursive fuku mark, but this is not diagnostic. The type is one found in two other early collections in England, Burghley House and Drayton House, probably all acquired in the early 18th century from the same 'China-man' wholesale dealer. See also The Burghley Porcelains, 1986.

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