Japanese Porcelain Arita Kakiemon Decagonal Bowl
Late Edo Period, circa 1700, unmarked
Finely painted with translucent enamels in the Kakiemon palette, the exterior with female figures in kimonos among banded hedges and flowering shrubs, the interior with two running boys, each enticing a kylin with a tethered peony blossom, the everted brown line rim richly decorated with an interrupted band of scrolling foliage.
Diameter 9 1/4 inches.
Sotheby's, London, 7 July 1970, lot 130.
See Same Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, pl. 67B. The pattern was copied in the early years of the factory at Meissen. For an example, reference the previous entry. Also see Masako Shono, Artiaporzellan als Vorbild für Meissen, pl. 128, for comparison examples illustrated together. For a pair of Bow bowls and stands in this pattern, see lot 46 in the present sale.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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