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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1985.48
  • Catalogue No.: 366
  • Object type: Bowl
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: c. 1700
  • Dimensions: D. 18.2 cm
  • Provenance: Jeffrey Story and Walter Cook Bequest
  • Description: Squared, lobed bowl. Rounded sides, squared, in four lobes with foliated brown-edged rim, around foot. Inside, moulding of waves in shallow relief around centre. Dark red, yellow and aubergine enamels with gold. On the outside, two large lightning flashes, one with prunus tree behind it, the other with flowering plant. Fruiting gourds between. On the inside, three ornate red and gold flowers grow from one corner ignoring the moulding, opposite is a similar smaller pattern.

    An identical bowl in Dresden, inventoried in 1721, N=10 over a rectangle, is illustrated by Reichel, 1980, pl. 75. Another is illustrated by Jenyns, 1965, pl. 36A. The Derby copy, then thought to be Worcester, exhibited in Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, no. 347 (Marshall Collection, no. 257, Ashmolean Museum), lacks the moulding to the interior.

  • Exhibited: Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pl. 212
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