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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.682
  • Catalogue No.: 73
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1670
  • Dimensions: H. 5.5 cm, D. 32.8 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Dish. Round with wide, everted rim. Dark Early Kakiemon palette. Central design of red and yellow peonies in blue and green vase on terrace, surrounded by three concentric red circles. Border of prunus trees growing from yellow, blue and green rocks on either side.

    The combination of the Kraak-derived central motif with the distinctively Kakiemon style border is unusual. Sherds of dishes bearing a blue-and-white border closely similar to this border have been found at the Kakiemon kiln-site.

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