Japanese Kakiemon Decagonal 'Golden Pheasant' Dish
Painted with two golden pheasants in underglaze blue with red tail feathers and paler iron red breasts, the ten-sided dish with everted rim and flanged brown edge, the reverse with scrolling and concentric rings in underglaze blue centered by a square fuku mark. Length 7 1/4 inches.
For a similar example:
For an almost identical dish, in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, see Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain, Amsterdam, 2002, p.132, no. 178, and also exhibited at the British Museum, Porcelain for Palaces, London, 1990, p. 156, no. 130 (fig. 1)
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