- Museum Accession No.: EA1986.57
- Catalogue No.: 125
- Object type: Figure of hawk on rock
- Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
- Period/Date: 1660-90
- Dimensions: H. 12.2 cm
- Provenance: Story Fund
- Description: Moulded figure of a hawk sitting on rockwork. Beak and back of head pierced. Details in relief of feathers, rocks and flowers at the base. Underglaze blue decoration for feathers and eyes.
Blue-and-white figures are comparatively rare. A different model of a hawk in Burghley House is illustrated in The Burghley Porcelains, 1986, pl. 51. The shape relates to the knobs on later Imari porcelain jars and bowls; see, e.g., Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pls. 225, 227, 228; and Kassel, 1990, pl. 261.
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