Sale 21BG01 | Lot 47

Bow Porcelain Octagonal Kakiemon Sugar Box and Cover

Catalogue: The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

Lot Details

Lot 47
Bow Porcelain Octagonal Kakiemon Sugar Box and Cover
Circa 1755
The octagonal box with lightly domed cover and apple branch finial, enameled with panels of scrolling Ruyi tendrils gilt with a central mons and reserved on an iron-red ground, alternating with single poppies and Buddhist emblems, within brown line rims.
Height 4 1/4 inches, diameter 4 1/2 inches.

Mr. & Mrs. David Hely-Hutchinson.
Sotheby's, London, 28 October 1969, lot 110.
With Fairhead, Ltd. (paper label - inscribed Delholm).

As the Bow factory papers include several references to 'Japan octagon' wares, it is likely the Bow artisans were directly inspired by a 17th century Japanese Arita original. Closely related wares were also produced at Meissen circa 1730-35. Similarly decorated Meissen wares are recorded in the Japanese Palace Collection of Augustus the Strong; reference Claus Boltz, 'Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770 und Turmzimmer-Inventar 1769', Keramos 153 (July 1996), p. 57. inv. nos. 343 and 344. Chelsea and Chantilly examples are also known. For a Bow example of this form, see the Victoria & Albert Museum, no. C.990&A-1924. For a Bow octagonal bowl and a stand in this pattern, see Christie's, London, 6 December 2004, lot 279.

C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Short firing line to cover interior (approx. 1/2 in. ). Light surface wear to rims, minor chip to footrim.

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The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

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