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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.649
  • Catalogue No.: 93
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon-related style, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 3.7 cm, D. 25.0 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Plate. Rounded form, smoothly curving sides, low sloping foot. Red, yellow, blue, green and black enamels. Central lobed pentagon outlined in blue containing bird perched in tree, repeated in pentagon formation on sides. Interior densely filled with decoration of flying birds among leaves and flowers. On reverse, three peony sprays in red and green in a different palette.

    The all-over decoration is comparable to that inside a bowl in the British Museum (BM 1974.723.1) exhibited OCS, 1956, no. 204 (illustrated in the catalogue).

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