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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.624
  • Catalogue No.: 180
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon, Arita
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 3.6 cm, D. 20.2 cm; Square fuku mark
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Square dish. Circular foot, curved sides, indented corners and brown-edged rim. Underglaze blue and enamels in Kakiemon palette, including pink, with gold. Central cock and hen within frame of double underglaze blue lines echoing rim. Wide border of red and gold dragons and formal lotus scrolls with clouds between. On reverse, two concentric underglaze blue circles round foot and four formalised lotus scroll designs. Single circle on base. Square fuku mark on foot.

    This pattern comes in different sizes and was also copied in China. For another example and a Chinese version, see Jenyns, 1965, pls. 79A and B. For others, see St. Louis, no. 107; and Nippon toji zenshu, 24, 1976, fig. 79. For a Meissen version, see Shono, 1973, fig. 64.

  • Exhibited: OCS, 1956, no. 114
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