- Museum Accession No.: EA1978.762
- Catalogue No.: 148
- Object type: Plate
- Kiln/Location: Kaldemon blue-and-white, Arita
- Period/Date: early 18th century
- Dimensions: H. 3.0 cm, D. 20.0 cm
- Provenance: Reitlinger gift
- Description: Plate. Upturned rim. Underglaze blue decoration. In the well, two birds, with a cloud above, surrounded by a double line. The border solid blue with a leaf and tendril motif in darker blue outlined in white. On the reverse, a continuous scroll with six leaf sprays, a triple line around the foot, a single line within. Two spur marks.
This is an example of a piece that might not have been made by the Kakiemon, though sherds of almost exactly similar pieces have been found at the kiln site. Sherds of this type have also been found at Chokichidani and Kusunokidani kiln-sites, both of which went out of production at just about the time the Kakiemon kiln was established. Perhaps the workshop simply transferred its patronage to a different kiln. For the type, see Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Shibata, II, 1991, nos. 216-21.
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