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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.713
  • Catalogue No.: 144
  • Object type: Saucer
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 3.0 cm, D. 18.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Saucer. Sides and rim moulded in six petals, brown-edged rim. Underglaze blue decoration of two cranes among young pine trees. On reverse, floral meander and three concentric circles. Single circle on base.

    Sherds of this beautiful pattern have been found at the Kakiemon kiln-site.

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