Pair of Bow Porcelain Kakiemon Octagonal Bowls and Stands
Circa 1755, unmarked
In the Japanese Arita style, each bowl exterior enameled and gilt with a female figure in a blue kimono flanked by a banded hedge and trailing peony, the interiors of all four pieces, with a running boy in turquoise and yellow, enticing a kylin with a tethered peony, the mythic beast romping beside banded hedges issuing flowering prunus, the everted brown line rim richly decorated with an interrupted band of scrolling foliage.
Height of bowl 3 1/2 inches, diameter 6 7/8 inches; height of stand 6 3/4 inches.
Sotheby's, London, 24 October 1972.
With Robert Williams, London (1972).
See Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain: The Collection Formed by Geoffrey Freeman, pl. 58, p. 51 for a similar bowl. Also see a bowl and stand, sold by Christie's, London, 13 April 1970, lot 110. For a similar stand in this pattern, see Bonham's, London, 6 June 2007, lot 224; for a bowl, see Bonham's, London, 2 December 2009, lot 49.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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