- Museum Accession No.: EA1996.126
- Catalogue No.: 337
- Object type: Bowl
- Kiln/Location: Imari
- Period/Date: c. 1700
- Dimensions: H. 5.5 cm, D. 26.5 cm
- Provenance: Story Fund
- Description: Bowl. Shallow, border reticulated in the cash pattern. Underglaze blue, and red, pink, green and black enamels with gold. In well, a seated bijin smoking while reading a letter in front of a screen with peonies, encircled by a thick underglaze blue line with gold chain pattern. Reticulated rim highlighted with green and gold, underglaze blue band with gold on rim. On reverse, two prunus sprays in red, pink and gold.
Scenes in Ukiyo-e style are more often found on jars than on dishes. For a reticulated Imari bowl in the collection of H.M. the Queen, see Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pl. 221. Jenyns, 1965, illustrates an example in Kakiemon enamels as pl. 72A; others are at Burghley House (The Burghley Porcelains, 1986, pls. 102, 103).
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