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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1988.4
  • Catalogue No.: 139
  • Object type: Bowl
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1690-1710
  • Dimensions: H. 9.9 cm, D. 22.2 cm; Underglaze blue on base: square cursive fuku mark
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Bowl, with a slightly everted rim, the flanged brown-edged rim moulded in ten petals. Decoration in underglaze blue. On the inner sides of the well, daisies and bellflowers on rocks, a double line around the bottom of the well. On the outside, peonies and pomegranates on rocks. A double line around the foot, one within.

    An example of the finest blue-and-white decoration by the Kakiemon workshop, A very similar bowl, inventoried in 1721 at Dresden, is illustrated by Reichel, 1980, pl. 9. See also Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pl. 132.

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